Guan Yin Bodhisattva

[Admin’s note: This spring, volunteers and staff participated in a 7-day Guan Yin Practice Retreat. During the Guan Yin session, participants recite the name of Guan Yin Bodhisattva. In our Chan tradition, meditation brings the mind back to whatever method of practice we are doing, whether it’s mental awareness, reciting, bowing, etc… Inevitably, the mind [...]


The Scene  |  The Tribe   |   David Rounds  |   March 21, 2011, 11:31 am

I had a fall and broke my kneecap a few weeks ago, But thought I’d still try joining the retreat In honor of Kuan Yin, for at least one morning. Sue drove me to the hall. I propped my injured leg up on a chair Out of the path of the assembly As they circled [...]
A thousand eyes see all, A thousand ears hear all, A thousand hands help and support living beings everywhere. – Venerable Master Hua In one of Professor Martin Verhoeven’s Friday evening lectures, he relates the story of his first Practice Retreat experience and his reaction to the above verse about Guan Yin Bodhisattva. Guan Yin [...]
As a newcomer to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (CTTB), it’s pretty humbling to realize the endless depths of Buddhism– all the various concepts, practices, sutras, liturgies, people, and stories that have unfurled over centuries. In a couple weeks, the entire city will pause to spend an entire week cultivating compassion as emulated by [...]