Outdoor Shrine: Bhumisparsha Mudra and Reclining Buddha

OutdoorTemple.JPG

Dublin Core

Title

Outdoor Shrine: Bhumisparsha Mudra and Reclining Buddha

Subject

Buddhism, Buddha, Theravada, Watt Munisotaram

Description

The outdoor temple of the Watt. In the foreground the Buddha statue is has the Bhumisparsha mudra, or the earth touching or earth witness mudra. This mudra, formed with all five fingers of the right hand extended to touch the ground, symbolizes the Buddha's enlightenment under the bodhi tree. The right hand, placed upon the right knee and complemented by the left hand-which is held flat in the lap as in the dhyana mudra of meditation, symbolizes the union of method and wisdom, samasara and nirvana, and the realizations of the conventional and ultimate truths.

http://www.lotussculpture.com/mudras.html

Creator

Will Yetvin

Date

4/10/16

Format

Still image

Type

.jpg

Coverage

2925 220th St E, Hampton, MN 55031

Collection

Citation

Will Yetvin, “Outdoor Shrine: Bhumisparsha Mudra and Reclining Buddha,” Religions in Minnesota, accessed September 26, 2018, https://religionsmn.carleton.edu/items/show/4575.