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She Who Hears the Cries of the World

Published in Shambhala Sun (March 2012)
"Prayer is less a matter of a petition to a specific figure than a request sent out through the net of interconnectedness. At the same time, there's a strong awareness of listening for and receiving the prayers of others. In this way each woman becomes Kanzeon, whose name means Perceive the Sounds of the World. The aim is to have Kanzeon's heart, the heart of compassion that accepts everything. You grow your heart bigger so that everything will fit–even the things you don't like or agree with."