These various Buddhist hand positions are called Mudras and are thousands of years old.The various body postures, hand positions and leg positions have different symbolic meanings, each of considerable importance to students of Buddha.
The Abhaya mudra is the gesture of no-fear.Read more »
This gesture is the mudra of witness (earth-touching)Read more »
This gesture recalls the Buddha’s first sermon.Read more »
This mudra is also being called the gesture of meditation.Read more »
The Varada mudra signifies offering, welcome, charity, giving and compassion.Read more »
The Vitarka mudra is the gesture of discussion and transmission of Buddhist teaching.Read more »
The Namaskara mudra is the gesture of greeting, prayer and adoration.Read more »