Avalokitesvara


View our world class selection of Avalokitesvara statues. Avalokitesvara is the most renown bodhisattva who is known as the “bodhisattva of compassion”. This is because Avalokitesvara is believed to hold the compassion of all of the Buddhas. Statues of Avalokitesvara are depicted as both male or female throughout Asia. This is because compassion is viewed as a feminine attribute in some countries (China) and a masculine attribute in other countries (Tibet). Therefore, our Avalokitesvara statues are depicted as male or female depending on the geographical region where they were created. They also have very unique features.

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