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Buddhas and bodhisattvas often are depicted in Buddhist art with stylized hand gestures called mudras. The word “mudra” is Sanskrit for “seal” or “sign,” and each mudra has a specific meaning. Buddhists sometimes use these symbolic gestures during rituals and meditation.  In the vitarka mudra the right hand is held at chest level, fingers pointing up and palm outward. The thumb and index finger form a circle. Sometimes the left hand is held with fingers pointing downward, at hip

Vitarka mudra is interpreted as the buddhist spiritual hand gesture that evokes the energy of teaching and intellectual discussion, or argument. It represents the transmission of knowledge in a protected way, without being impeded by fear.

Prayer Wheels

Mantras have been used for thousands and thousands of years because they are extremely powerful and effective. They utilize the sacred quality of vibration.

Buddhist prayer wheel

Tibetan prayer wheels (called Mani wheels by the Tibetans) are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. Rolls of thin paper, imprinted with many, many copies of the mantra (prayer) Om Mani Padme Hum ॐ studio moksha

How to Use a Mala  A Mala is a string of beads used to count mantras (Sanskrit prayers) in sets of 108 repetitions.  A mantra is a word or series of words chanted aloud or silently to invoke spiritual qualities. Chanting is used as a spiritual tool in virtually every cultural and religious tradition. In the yogic tradition a mantra is a Sanskrit word that has special powers to transform consciousness, promote healing or fulfill desires.  ॐ

A Mala is a string of beads used to count mantras (Sanskrit prayers) in sets of 108 repetitions. A mantra is a word or series of words chanted aloud or silently to invoke spiritual qualities.

Buddha hand in Vitarka mudraA hand gesture that invokes the transmission of a particular teaching with no words. The circle formed by the thumb and index finger creates a constant flow of energy/information.

Buddha hand in Vitarka mudra hand gesture that invokes the transmission of a particular teaching with no words. The circle formed by the thumb and index finger creates a constant flow of energy/information.

Buddhist Rosary A #mala (threngwa) is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists, usually made from 108 beads. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity.  In Tibetan Buddhism, traditionally malas of 108 beads are used. Malas are mainly used to count mantras.  Shot in Leh (the old capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.)

Buddhist Rosary - A mala (threngwa) is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists, usually made from 108 beads. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra.