Kuan Yin art print with Great Compassion Mantra dharani

Click on the above image file to download and use freely (but reverently, please). The image file is in 400 dpi and should print okay at 9.5 inches x 9.5 inches. So don’t go much larger than that, but you can go smaller. Actually 11″ x 11″ should still be fine.

All the extra border is to allow for bleed margins.

The center vertical reads Namo Guanshiyinpusa 南無觀世音菩薩. It’s a mantra invocation to Kuan Yin.

The text is the Great Compassion Mantra dharani in Siddhaṃ script.

The illustration of Kuan Yin is from Key 17: The Healer (The Star card) from the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot, Revelation Edition.

Typically, Asian religious art featuring Kuan Yin tend to be light and bright in color palette. This is considered unusually dark. For me, it’s what I needed at the time of design. This print reminds me of seeking out guiding light when I am experiencing a dark night of the soul. It reminds me of finding Kuan Yin — healing and purification — when I am confronting pain and suffering.

Please feel free to use this image file to custom-create anything you’d like. There are those sites where you can personalize mugs, blankets, pillows, or canvas art prints to hang on your wall. Though given the specs here, it needs to be a square. =)

It’d probably look quite nice printed in full-color and framed for a wall hanging.

OK to print and use in anything you create, at will, no credit back necessary.

Just a few pointers.

  1. Should you choose to utilize this image file to create something, please treat that creation as sacred art.
    1. For example, I wouldn’t get a customized blanket with this imagery and mantra just because it’s “cool.” However, getting such a blanket for someone chronically or terminally ill, or an adherent of the faith, would be lovely.
    2. In general, be intentional, mindful, and respectful anytime you are working with a group of people’s religious images and symbols.
  2. My mom believes if this is printed on a cup and you fill that cup with drinking water and recite the Great Compassion Mantra over the water, that water will become a blessed, consecrated healing tonic.
  3. Any object with the likeness of Kuan Yin and the Mantra will be blessed, and such an object becomes empowered with protection magic. It can ward off evil.
  4. You do not need to be Buddhist or prescribe to anything in particular or be any sort of person to be a beneficiary of Kuan Yin’s protective powers and blessings. She represents unconditional love, mercy, and compassion. She will go to heal any ailment, answer any prayer, alleviate any suffering without bias or preferential treatment.

Psst… I uploaded the above image file onto one of those customizable photo products websites to print on a black coffee mug. Here’s the preview of what it looks like:

19 thoughts on “Kuan Yin art print with Great Compassion Mantra dharani

  1. tabithaweber

    So beautiful! I did something like this but it was a tea and I called it for the love of Mary so a blessed Mary tea. I really love this idea though and the imagery is beautiful!

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  2. Grete Anai

    How generous you are🙏❣️♥️
    This is so beautiful!! Thank you 🙏
    Thank you 🙏 Thank you 🙏
    May you be blessed many times over for giving this blessing to us 🙏♥️

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  3. Sue Morrish

    How very kind you are Benebell. I love the idea of the mug and a healing tonic. I shall print a picture as well. Sending you much love and happiness🌺

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  4. Stephanie M.

    Beautiful, thank you 💜 my Kuan Yin statue and I have been through much. Interesting timing as well. Long story short last night I had the urge to reorganize & placed her in a more prominent spot. This will be a perfect accompanying piece 🥰

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  5. She is so beautiful. I love your work, now I need to consider whether owning and using this would be avoda zara. (You’re insanely well-read, so I’m assuming you know the term. Do you have any thoughts on the matter?)

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  6. Lyn

    Thank you so much for your generosity! Kuan Yin has had huge personal meaning for me for many years. I so much would like the cup, but am clueless where to find a website to order it. Would you share the website you used?

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  7. Nina Fox B

    This is the coolest. Thank you so much for sharing! This is beautiful! Kwan Yin is my main deity on my altar. And I knit blankets for cancer patients and elders using this mantra as I knit. Now I can print this to go with so excited!

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    1. Stephanie M.

      Same and again, interesting timing (although I don’t think anything is truly random anymore) My condolences and sympathies for your loss. I lost my father a year ago this month 💜 May you find peace and beauty as you move forward🤗

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          1. Stephanie M.

            Ok wow, that is even more wild 💜 (or not… I’m Pisces and tbh these things happen a lot & lately, a whole heckuva lot)

            The same applies to us all even moreso then. There clearly was a reason 🤗

            Loving all the conversations this post has created, in general, too!

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  8. Hi there, thank you so much for sharing this beautiful Kuan Yin art print with us. The artwork is simply stunning and I can see why you chose to create it with a darker color palette. The combination of the dark background and Kuan Yin’s serene expression creates a sense of calmness and peace, even amidst the chaos of life.

    I really appreciate the fact that you have made this image file available for anyone to download and use freely. It’s always wonderful to come across someone who is willing to share their talents and gifts with the world. I am also fascinated by the idea of printing this on a cup and reciting the Great Compassion Mantra over the water to create a blessed, consecrated healing tonic. It’s amazing to think that something as simple as a cup can be transformed into a powerful tool for healing and protection.

    Overall, I think this artwork serves as a beautiful reminder of Kuan Yin’s unwavering love, mercy, and compassion. In times of darkness and pain, it’s comforting to know that there are forces greater than ourselves looking out for us and guiding us towards the light. Thank you again for sharing this with us and for encouraging us to treat our creations as sacred art. I will definitely be using this image file to create something special for myself and my loved ones.

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