Guanyin or Guanshihyin is the Chinese name for Avalokiteśvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who has been worshiped throughout the Buddhist world. A Chinese saying aptly describes the great popularity of this savior bodhisattva: “Every body knows how to chant Omituofo, and every household worships Guanyin.” Under Chinese influence, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese have also used […]