This block print is an image of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who passes on the Heart Sutra to Buddha's student, Shariputra.

Heart of Perfect Wisdom

Bill Porter is one of the leading translators of Buddhist texts and poetry of our era. With nearly 25 works to his credit, Bill has illuminated to the Western world the poems of Cold Mountain and Stone House, as well as the sutras Heart, Diamond and Lankavatara. In the mountains outside of Taipei and the forests of Port Townsend, he has for a half century embodied the simple life of a Chan-Taoist sage.