Daily Archives: July 12, 2012

  • Lantern Festival Photo, Goddess Blessing Buddha, posted 2012-07-12


    Lantern Festival, Missouri Botanical Garden – The Goddess Blessing Buddha is one of many sets, or displays, in the Lantern Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden this summer.  According to the brochure provided by the Garden, “The bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, also known in China as Guanyin, is the embodiment of compassion and is said to recognize and understand — and subsequently relieve — the suffering of all living beings.  Guanyin is most often represented as a beautiful woman, and in Chinese […]

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