Su Co Tam Huong examines the practice of mudra or symbollic hand gesture, with specific attention to the following iconic mudras:
# 1: Dhyana or Samadhi Mudra (Gesture of Meditation, the Mudra of Zen)
# 2: Bhumisparsa Mudra (Earth-touching mudra)
# 3: Buddhapatra Mudra (Mudra of the Buddha’s Alms Bowl)
# 4: Vitarka Mudra (Teaching Gesture)
# 5: Dharmachakra Mudra (Gesture of Turning the Wheel of the Law)
# 6: Jnana Mudra (Gesture of Knowledge)
# 7: Abhaya Mudra (Gesture of Fearlessness/Granting Protection)
# 8: Varada Mudra (Gesture of Wish-Granting)
# 9: Kartari Mudra (Gesture of Discord)
#10: Namaskara /Anjali Mudra (Diamond or Lotus Gesture, Japanese: Gassho)
To see an illustration of each mudra, click here.
Buddha, displaying the Abhaya Mudra (Gesture of Fearlessness)
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