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Phagpa Lokeshvara, variants (4)

Although this blog is about Himalayan art, and therefore doesn’t include objects made in China, sculptures of Phagpa Lokeshvara are so rare that it is always interesting to look at them and compare them with the oldest image known so far, held at the Potala. 122 more words

Asian Art

the story of avalokita

The statue pictured above is Avalokita. This bodhisattva has several names – Chenrèzik, Lokésvara, Guanyin – and is sometime portrayed as a man and sometimes as a woman, but always represents a being who gazes down upon the world. 304 more words


planting seeds, bearing fruit...

In our era,

the road to holiness

necessarily passes through

the world of action.
~ Dag Hammarskjöld

…off the cushion and into the world.

let’s do this ~j… 9 more words


Introducing Kwan Yin by Genevieve Mitchell

Getting introduced and getting to know a new Goddess always feels like a big deal to me.  It’s easy to see everything, nature, birth and life as grace filled.  371 more words


Pure mind, pure world

This is the seventh article in a row on this subject of emptiness, and p’raps you’re thinking, “Hey, this is all well and good, and interesting and such, but rather than sitting around on our butts trying to get to the bottom of things (or not, as the case may be, seeing as… 1,074 more words


The beauty of Mahayana Buddhism: a definition

Mahayana Buddhism (or the Mahayanas) can be defined as a major movement in the history of Buddhism which has its origins in India. It comprises many schools and reinterpretations of fundamental human beliefs, values and ideals, … 1,194 more words