- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Goddess Ink; 1st edition (February 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983346666
- ISBN-13: 978-0983346661
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This unusual book is a vivid testimonial to the appeal the East Asian Buddhist goddess Kwan Yin holds for Westerners. These first person accounts of how Kwan Yin entered peoples lives and the art work and poetry about her that they produced are unique among accounts of Western Buddhist practice. Both scholars of Buddhism and Buddhist practitioners will find these accounts relevant for different reasons. For scholars, they provide contemporary and culturally familiar accounts of how this much loved East Asian goddess can impact peoples lives here and now. For practitioners, they provide immediate inspiration for further devotion to this goddess from the East who, nevertheless, enters the lives of Westerners. --Rita M. Gross, author of Buddhism after Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism and Buddhist teacher
She Appears! Is a beautiful book created by Sandy Boucher that tells first-hand experiences of women to whom Kwan Yin appeared. Kwan Yin came in many forms: as deep compassion, healing energy, unconditional mother love, usually at times of crisis. She is often a felt presence and is also seen as an image. She is an archetype (that I described in Goddesses in Older Women), an Asian goddess, and a bodhisattva in Buddhism. In words, paintings, drawings, and sculpture, contributors tell their experience of She-who-hears-the-cries-of the-world. To all who ask, Kwan Yin pours out mercy and gives comfort. No one has to be somehow deserving. The great value of this book is that it serves as an introduction to a source that anyone can call upon. --Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. author of Artemis: the Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman
In the beauty of this book I find both solace and inspiration. Its tapestry of word and imagery evokes a rapt and open stillness that feels close to the core of true compassion. Praise be for the nourishment of soul and senses that Sandy Boucher brings us in this global moment. --Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects
About the Author
Sandy Boucher has been practicing Theravada Buddhism for 30 years. She chronicles the participation of women in American Buddhism through her books, which include: Hidden Spring: A Buddhist Woman Confronts Cancer; Dancing in the Dharma: The Life and Teachings of Ruth Denison; Opening the Lotus: A Woman s Guide to Buddhism; Turning the Wheel: American Women Creating the New Buddhism; and Discovering Kwan Yin, Buddhist Goddess of Compassion.
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There was the story of four somewhat estranged friends experiencing a gentle garden evening in Utah, when the nearby Kwan Yin statute began to breathe, “All four of us sat in poignant silence watching the statue breathing in front of us, her bronze chest rising and falling in a deep, steady rhythm, a rhythm that neither disappeared nor diminished as we looked on, rapt and wordless.” There was the hospice chaplain: “I would like to say that I have had grand visions of Kwan Yin, tales to resurrect the mysteries, jolt the mind into awakening. But I think that might distort the intimacy. She has been a presence teaching me to be present, a kindness willing to stare into the face of anything, even when everyone else turns away.”
This collection of stories and artistry, linked by the presence of Kwan Yin, reminds us that we are all as close to being extraordinary as a simple bow to the potential perfection of compassion in our own hearts.
Different women describe their enpowerment through a deep encounter with Kwan Yin.
Annabelle Zinser, Berlin