2012 Winter Ango II: The Buddha Mudra

Dharma talk for Monday, January 16, 2012 by Jisho Warner: Winter Ango Part II: The Buddha Mudra

The heart of the Bendowa, Dogen’s Wholehearted Way, is the section called Jijuyu Samadhi (or Zanmai), the samadhi of the who giving-and-receiving self. He lays out his immense vision of the meaning of zazen in the life of the individual practitioner and of the universe of all beings. He says that when a person takes on the buddha-mudra with their whole body and mind, all space and all beings awaken. What is the buddha mudra?