Kuan Yin is known as the Buddha or Bodhisattva of Compassion in the East and Goddess of Mercy in the West. She is depicted in many forms and names throughout the world:
- Tibetan Buddhism: Chenrezig. He/she is renowned as the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
- Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara
- Japanese Buddhism: Bodhisattva Kannon (male form)
- Chinese Buddhism: Kuan Yin is most commonly in feminine form and has 33 manifestations