The Virgin Mary ~ one of 24 compartmental scenes on The Ghent Altarpiece, Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium.  Considered a world-class masterpiece.  The work was begun by Hubert van Eyck and upon his death in 1426 it was completed by his brother Jan van Ecyk - completed in 1432.

The Virgin Mary ~ one of 24 compartmental scenes on The Ghent Altarpiece, Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium. Considered a world-class masterpiece. The work was begun by Hubert van Eyck and upon his death in 1426 it was completed by his brother Jan van Ecyk - completed in 1432.

** "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion" The Dalai Lama

The Bodhisattva of Compassion is known in Sanskrit as Avalokitesvara, in Tibetan as Chenrezig, and in Chinese as Kuan Yin.

The Bodhisattva of Compassion is known in Sanskrit as Avalokitesvara, in Tibetan as Chenrezig, and in Chinese as Kuan Yin.

image of the Madonna dell’Archetto, venerated in the small chapel of Our Lady Cause of Our Joy in Rome

image of the Madonna dell’Archetto, venerated in the small chapel of Our Lady Cause of Our Joy in Rome

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