1000 Hands of Kanzeon

Kanzeon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion—also known as Kwan Yin, Chenrezig, and Avalokiteshvara— is sometimes depicted with a thousand arms and hands, representing the many ways of rendering compassionate assistance to others.

The Mission of 1000 Hands of Kanzeon is to build and strengthen community by meeting the occasional needs of people in the Sangha. We provide practical support in the spirit of connection, and practice being the Giver, Receiver, and Gift. In this way we help one another experience and embody the compassion of Kanzeon which exists in all of us.

The type of assistance provided depends on need. Some examples are making and delivering meals, shopping, light housework, small repair projects, gardening, transportation, hospital or home visits, and moving or hauling. Requests for assistance are reviewed by coordinators, and volunteers enlisted based on availability.

The 1000 Hands of Kanzeon is coordinated through the Sangha Treasure Committee (Membership) and led by Laura Jomon Martin.

Your hands can be the hands of the Bodhisattva Kanzeon by helping people in our community. For more information, to volunteer, or request assistance, please contact Jomon.