Chinese Hearing Impaired Dancers Gorgeously Perform of The Thousand Hand Guan Yin

Thousand Hand Dance

In 2005 China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe presented a beautiful performance of the Thousand-Hand Guan Yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. All the performers are hearing impaired, which made the choreography to the music even more incredible.

Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of Mercy. Her name is short for Guan Shi Yin. Guan means to observe, watch, or monitor; Shi means the world; Yin means sounds, specifically sounds of those who suffer. Thus, Guan Yin is a compassionate being who watches for, and responds to, the people in the world who cry out for help.

Thanks to Char Rohrer for the tip!