Guan Yin is short for Guan Shi Yin, which means “the one who hears the sounds or cries of the world.” As Guan Shi Yin Pusa, she is known as the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Compassion is the heartfelt awareness of the suffering of others with a sincere desire to alleviate it.
Because of Guan Yin’s deep compassion and mercy, she is a champion of the unfortunate, sick and needy. She has made many vows that demonstrate her deep and total commitment to end suffering, and there are a multitude of heart touching stories from those who have called upon her in times of need, to save their lives, restore health, and more.
Da Bai Zhou (The Great Compassion Mantra) is a mantra of 87 lines which are the names of 87 Buddhas. In the Buddhist teaching it is said that Da Bei Zhou can heal “eighty-four thousand kinds of sickness.” According to the teaching, this is because the Da Bei Zhou has the power to transform karmic blockages with great love and light.
Join us to chant this sacred mantra, experience Guan Yin’s compassion, and receive blessings that can nourish and transform any aspect of life.