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Guanyin | by Helen in Wales
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Guanyin

52/52 for the group T189ers weekly alphabet challenge

 

This week's theme: Z is for Zen

 

Zen is not an easy thing to photograph, so I took my statuette of Gyanyin out for a morning walk, looking for a suitable peaceful place for her to meditate in.

 

Guanyin is a very popular bodhisattva in East Asia and her name is variously spelled Guanyin, Kuan Yin, Gwan-eum and (in Japan) Kannon. She is important to Zen Buddhists, so I hope she counts for this week's topic. :)

 

What I hadn't realised, until I looked up Guanyin just now, was that Canon cameras are named after Guanyin/Kannon.

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Taken on December 26, 2012