AMERICAN BUDDHIST WOMEN
Quarterly Electronic MagaZine (eZine) from Sakyadhita USA
Issue No. 8, Fall 2015
Kuan Yin’s Compassion—
a Model for Practicing Inclusiveness
By Karen Gelinas
1 Kuan Yin, Guan Yin, and Kwan Yin are Chinese names for her. In Japan she is Kannon. She is Kwan Im in Thailand and Indonesia, Gwan-eum in Korea and Quan Am in Vietnam.
2 Sandy Boucher, Discovering Kwan Yin, Buddhist Goddess of Compassion (Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 1999), 9.
3 Boucher, Discovering Kwan Yin, 14.
4 Sandy Boucher website, http://www.sandyboucher.net/meditate.php#event19 (accessed April 28, 2015).
5 Sandy Boucher, She Appears! Encounter With Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion (United States: Goddess Ink, 2015), 4.
6 Sandy Boucher, She Appears! Encounter With Kwan Yin, 5.
7 Bailey, “Embracing the Icon,” 178-196.