Great Compassion Hall

2013-Alan-41Inside the Great Compassion Hall is what is called ‘The Thousand-arm, Thousand-eye’ Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. “Thousand-arm” is a metaphor for the Bodhisattva’s infinite power and compassion in alleviating people’s suffering. “Thousand-eye” signifies the Bodhisattva’s great wisdom and the ability to perceive the suffering of all sentient beings; thus, manifesting in countless forms to skillfully teaches them the Dharma. On the wall behind and to the right of the Avalokitesvara are small golden bodhisattva statues available for devotees to contribute for blessings, happiness, and prosperity.