Earth Wisdom Tarot Sacred Art

For Japan: She Who Hears the Cries of the World

in Community, Goddess, Spiritual Practice

Kwan Yin and the Waters of Mercy

Photo taken by Joanna Powell Colbert, September 12, 2001.

Update: A couple of people asked to buy prints, so I set up a page for it.  I’ll donate the profits to Red Cross tsunami relief.

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Della Sat - Mar 12th 2011 9:00 am

    Joanna, this is absolutely lovely and so appropriate for the current situation in Japan. Thanks!
    Would you also add it to your post in GTC, please 🙂

  • Joanna Sat - Mar 12th 2011 9:05 am

    Thanks Della. Yes I will go do that now.

  • Loran Sat - Mar 12th 2011 10:31 am

    Joanna, this is perfect. I noticed the date of the picture as well. Same feelings, different devastations, the world is always changing yet somehow ever the same. May I dispel suffering and remain to dispel suffering. Your work is so beautiful.

  • Joanna Sat - Mar 12th 2011 11:08 am

    Thanks Loran. Yes, the Kwan Yin had been in a place of honor on my altar, and in the days after 9/11, I went to the beach often, for solace and to pray. One day I just took her with me. And got this photo. I tried to make a painting of it, but really the photo just can’t be improved upon. Thanks and blessings.

  • Loran Sat - Mar 12th 2011 11:26 am

    I have felt an affinity for Kwan Yin for a long time. We need her compassion in our world! And, you’re right. The photo can’t be improved upon!

  • Jean Fri - Nov 23rd 2012 2:25 pm

    Oooh, this is beautiful!

    I just started a chanting practice, a challenge really, to recite 1,000 mantras to Kwan Yin every day for 33 days. (I’m writing about it in my blog: