Photo blog 11

"Om tara tuttare ture svaha." Inside the Kwan Yin Shrine, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 11 April 2010.

This is not a spectacular photo, I know, but I wanted to post it in honor of the 75th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (6 July).  While he is not formally my teacher, I have received teachings from him, including teachings on Tara (the female bodhisattva of compassion, whose Chinese name is Kwan Yin), who has become very important to me.

Thank you for your wisdom and compassion, Holiness, and for your willingness to teach so many.  May you live a long and healthy life for the continued benefit of all sentient beings, and may you continue to return to us for as long as we need you, until samsara ends.

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

2 thoughts on “Photo blog 11

    1. Thanks for the comment, Toshiyori! I haven’t had time to read over much of your blog yet, so I’ve only browsed the recent posts, but I like the dharma reminders there and I think your project of continuing Rev. Tyuzi Hasimoto’s work is fantastic. I will definitely be returning to read more soon. 🙂

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