Avalokiteshvara and The Watchmen

Tom Nickel
4 min readDec 28, 2019
Avalokiteshvara, Bayon Temple, picture by author

Avalokiteshvara is one of the Big Four Bodhisattvas, maybe the most popular of them all.

All the major Buddhist traditions — Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrahana — really dig Him/Her.

Avalokiteshvara is the original Watchmen. The name means ‘The Lord who gazes down at the World.’

A Bodhisattva is Enlightened and has decided to hang out here to benefit others all…

Tom Nickel

Learning Technologist focusing on VR, Video, and Mortality … producer of Less Than One Minute and 360 degree videos