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The larger than life Kwan Yin bodhisattva from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City 11th-12th Century

The larger than life Kwan Yin bodhisattva from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City 11th-12th Century

Bodhisattva Guanyin (Kuan-yin) 11th/12th century Wood with paint 95 inches high Nelson-Atkins Museum Kansas City One of the world’s truly inspiring collections of early Chinese Buddhist sculpture from the 5th through 10th centuries is here reinstalled and reinterpreted for the visitor in ways that not only bring the visitor face to face with some of the most glorious works surviving from the period of florescence of Buddhism in China

Bodhisattva Guanyin (Kuan-yin) 11th/12th century Wood with paint 95 inches high Nelson-Atkins Museum Kansas City One of the world’s truly inspiring collections of early Chinese Buddhist sculpture from the 5th through 10th centuries is here reinstalled and reinterpreted for the visitor in ways that not only bring the visitor face to face with some of the most glorious works surviving from the period of florescence of Buddhism in China

Quan Yin (“KWAN-yin”). Her name means “She who hears the cries of the world.” She is a goddess of mercy in Taosim, and Bodhisattva of compassion, empathy, forgiveness and agape (or Big “L” Love) in Buddhism. It is said that saying her name alleviates suffering.

Quan Yin (“KWAN-yin”). Her name means “She who hears the cries of the world.” She is a goddess of mercy in Taosim, and Bodhisattva of compassion, empathy, forgiveness and agape (or Big “L” Love) in Buddhism. It is said that saying her name alleviates suffering.

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