Becoming Kuan Yin

Becoming Kuan Yin

The Evolution of Compassion

eBook - 2013
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In his long career as a poet, Buddhist teacher, spiritual advisor, and writer, Stephen Levine has changed our understanding of death and dying. In Becoming Kuan Yin, Levine's first new book in many years, he turns to the legend of Kuan Yin, the Bbodhistitva venerated by East Asian Buddhists for her compassion. In Becoming Kuan Yin, Levine shares the tale of Miao Shan, born centuries ago to a cruel king who wanted her to marry a wealthy but uncaring man. This is the story of how Miao Shan refused to follow the path her father had in mind and, instead, became Kuan Yin, the first acknowledged female Buddha who watches over the dying and those who work with them. Levine weaves together story and practice and helps readers discover their own infinite capacity for mercy and compassion under difficult circumstances. This book will have resonance for Kuan Yin's millions of followers.
Publisher: [United States] : Red Wheel Weiser : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9781609259198
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Jul 10, 2015

My heart "heard" the message better than my head... I felt renewed, blessed, and more focused on loving-kindness by reading this book. I copied a lot into my "Inspiration/Meditation" book as reminders.

June 4, 2017
Just finished reading this book again. More than the story of Kuan Yin, the Forgiveness Meditation reached my heart (and head) deeply and profoundly -- experienced significant personal healing and opening of my heart!

seki Jan 11, 2014

Here is a tip that I want to share with anyone who reads this book. The chapters are short but powerful. Do not attempt to read this book in one setting. Instead read one chapter, then put the book away. Mediate or do something quite. The impact of the chapter will hit you. If you do this you will get the full meaning of this book.
Very Powerful. Even if you are not a student of Buddhism, you can benefit from this book.


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