Buddhist Mudras

Abhaya Mudra represents protection, peace, benevolence and dispelling of fear. Bhumisparsha Mudra calls upon the earth to witness Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment at Bodh Gaya.Dharmachakra Mudra represents a central moment in the life of Buddha when he preached his first sermon after his enlightenment at Sarnath.DhayanaMudra is the gesture of meditation of the concentration of the good law and the soul. The Varada Mudra signifies offering, welcome, charity, giving, compassion and sincerity.

The Vajra Mudra is the gesture of knowledge. The Vitarka Mudra is the gesture of discussion and transmission of Buddhist teaching. The Gyan Mudra is done by touching tips of the thumb and the index together forming a circle and the hand is held with the palm inward toward the heart. Karana Mudra is the mudra that expels demons and removes obstacles such as sickness or negative thoughts.