Seated Bodhisattva, Song dynasty.
GUANYIN | ... 14th Century: wood carving of the Bodhisattva of compassion, Guanyin
Guanyin. Sung Dynasty, China. Wood, gesso, mineral pigments, and gold. The last great moment in Chinese Buddhist wooden sculpture occurred in the late Sung period, in the 12th and 13th centuries. © Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Chinese Manjushri on a Lion c. 1150–1300 China, Southern Song or Jin dynasty (1127–1279/1115–1234) Gilt bronze
“The four difficulties of sudden awakening: So close you can’t see it. So deep you can’t fathom it. So simple you can’t believe it. So good you can’t accept it.” —Tibetan Buddhist proverb ..*
Those who try Zen meditation even once wipe away beginningless crimes. Where are all the dark paths then? The Pure Land itself is near. [from Song of Zazen, Hakuin Zenji]
Standing Guanyin, c. 12th Century China, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)
Porcelain Guan Yin Figure | ... yin figure a chinese song dynasty period pottery guan yin figure she
A CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA, CHINA, LATE SONG DYNASTY/EARLY YUAN DYNASTY, 13TH/14TH CENTURY
Learning about loving kindness. The simplest-hardest meditation practice I've ever tried.