The myth of Triratna Buddhist Order is symbolised by the image of Avalokitesvara.

This Bodhisattva of compassion has one thousand arms. The Triratna Order now consists of over two thousand Order Members.

In the hands of Avalokitesvara there are items that help depict the diversity of ways we can all offer assistance to help ease suffering and connect with fellow human beings with kindness and compassion.

As I begin a series of posts called  ‘In the hands of the Order ‘ I hope the diverse, wonderful nature of members of our Order will be conveyed. They each in their own way help bring something valuable to this topsy- turvy world.

So  as my pilgrimage unfolds I will ask Order Members to the share with us something they value, something that has found its way into their own hands.