Thousand-armed Guan Yin

Guan Yin (or Kwan Yin) is the Boddhisattva of Compassion, also known as Avalokiteshvara. I actually carry a small statuette of Avalokiteshvara around with me (see post I transform and am transformed), the thousand arms carrying different tools to solve a variety of problems.

A Chinese dance troupe has animated this Bodhisattva of Compassion (see video below). It is a remarkable dance not only for the precision, energy, and beauty of the movements, but for the fact that all the dancers are deaf, thereby following a communal internal rhythm, unguided by a literal musical pulse.


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3 Responses to Thousand-armed Guan Yin

  1. Laurie says:


  2. Michael says:

    Just re-read “I transform and am transformed.” Do you have any idea how BIG you live your life? Watched the above video. AMAZING!

  3. Mrs. Chili says:

    Did I ever tell you that I have an 8 pound concrete Kwan Yin as my class bathroom pass? She’s the “Bodhisattva Bathroom Buddy.”

    I crack myself up.

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