Give yourself the immense pleasure of creating a Kuan Yin grotto or sanctuary in your own garden, patio, or balcony. Or perhaps a secret place in a nature park.
If you absolutely can’t create something outside, then enjoy listening to a recording of birdsong and waterfalls on headphones, such as Deuter’s Bamboo Forest, as you close your eyes and share the respite with Kuan Yin!
Here are some simple as well as more elaborate inspirations for creating your own natural refuge for Kuan Yin…
- Whatever design aesthetic you enjoy, choose a weatherproof statue made out of cement, jade, porcelain, or a gemstone.
- Place your statue in or near a pond, water fountain or birdbath; near or within a container or grove of bamboo; or within an amethyst geode cave or other gemstones piled to create a grotto feeling.
- Surround Her with beautiful fragrant flowers, plants, or moss.
- Invite gentle sounds with wind chimes or temple bells, a simple water feature, or hang feeders to attract songbirds.
- Illuminate with solar lamps, Japanese stone lanterns, Chinese hanging lanterns or fairy lights.
- Leave offerings from nature such as a mandala made from flower blossoms and petals, natural stones or crystals, or fresh fruits.
- Give your grotto a name such as Purple Bamboo Grove, Pure Spring Grotto, or Kuan Yin’s Lotus Garden.
- Most importantly, make your outdoor sanctuary come alive through your shared time with Kuan Yin whether that’s silent contemplation or prayer, drinking tea, making offerings, or moon gazing.