Guan Yin
The Buddha's Helper

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"Brilliant jewel tones and enchanting artwork show Guan Yin as she guides and comforts children all over the world."  
— Foreword Review 

Guan Yin The Buddha's Helper

What do children do when they are afraid of monsters at night? Are face to face with creepy, crawly bugs? Have trouble with friends? Lose a loved one? Or make a mistake?

In this book, the gentle narrative encourages children to call on Guan Yin, the Buddha’s helper, in times of trouble. The text explains that Guan Yin is known by different names in China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, India, and America and can appear in different forms to help, but she never tells you who she is.

Repetitive, soothing sentences and exquisite illustrations spark children’s imaginations to perceive the compassionate nature of Guan Yin, as well as their own innate potential to be calm, caring, and peaceful.

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our team

Guan Yin, The Buddha’s Helper, was inspired and created by a team of four--written by Bhikshuni Jin Rou
and Terri Nicholson, illustrated by Bhikshuni Heng Ching, and colored and designed by Amandine Dam, bringing this extraordinary book to completion. Other books created by the team
are Snow-Covered Peaks and Amitabha’s Happy Land.

Bhikshuni Jin Rou


Bhikshuni Jin Rou is the author of several other Buddhist books for children, which include The Kind Monk, Under the Bodhi Tree, and three Jataka Tales: Giant Turtle’s Nap, Golden Feather, and Come Back O Tiger! She is also the founder of Instilling Goodness Books, an imprint of Buddhist Text Translation Society (BTTS). Born and raised in Mississippi, she now lives at the City of 10,000 Buddhas, where she is a Buddhist nun in the Chinese Chan tradition.

Terri Nicholson


Terri Nicholson is a teacher and writer. She is one of the founders of Instilling Goodness School in Ukiah, California, and holds a BA in Religious Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara. She lives in Ukiah where she still teaches and is also working on a young adult novel and memoirs of her experiences of becoming a Buddhist in America.

Bhikshuni Heng Ching


Bhikshuni Heng Ching is a teacher and holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Davis. She is a Buddhist nun in the Chinese Chan tradition and began illustrating books when she was 17. Some of her many books include Dew Drops, Kindness: Anthology of Vegetarian Poetry, and Meditation Handbook.

Amandine Dam

Graphic Designer

Amandine Dam, aka Levendivin, is a graphic designer and digital painter. Most of her work focuses on human and animal characters in the style of Fantasy Realism. She lives in Paris and is illustrating a Jataka tale called Giant Turtle’s Nap.


"This is a beautiful book, both in appearance and sentiment, and will be a lovely complement to world religion collections."

Booklist Review

"Expertly re-told from the Lotus Sutra, 'Guan Yin: The Buddha's Helper' is beautifully illustrated throughout and unreservedly recommended for family, school, and library Buddhist picture book collections for children." 

Midwest Review

"Brilliant jewel tones and enchanting artwork show Guan Yin as she guides and comforts children all over the world." 

Foreword Review 

Guan Yin chanting & music

Guan Yin chanting

Listen to chanting of Guan Yin’s name by the Instilling Goodness Choir.
Download chanting here

She Who Hears

Lyrics: David Rounds
Sung by: Rev. Heng Sure & Fabrizio Alberico 
Download lyrics here

International Editions

Other Languages

Because Guan Yin is beloved all over the world, this book has been translated into the following languages:

• Chinese
• French
• Spanish
• Vietnamese 

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