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Are there any instructions on the pose of hand during meditation?

Clean hands are important: MN66:12.2: He’d see a mendicant sitting in meditation in the cool shade, their hands and feet well washed after eating a delectable meal. MN66:12.3: He’d think, MN66:12.4: ‘...
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What raised mudra is depicted on the Buddha rupa at the London Peace Pagoda and what does it mean?

This guide -- The Battersea Park Peace Pagoda -- says, In this statue the Vitarka Mudra, associated with explaining the Buddha’s teachings, with the right hand right raised and the tips of the ...
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When I empty out intentions and relax in meditation, what is this force that moves my body in complex patterns?

That's chi, not wu wei. Wu wei is more of an approach - one that can give rise to feelings of chi, aid in samatha meditation, etc. Using chi is outside the scope of Buddhist practice, although Jwing-...
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Shambhawi mudra and Buddhism

This answer is only from the Theravada viewpoint. It's likely that you can find more diverse meditation techniques in Vajrayana. Shambhavi Mudra is apparently an eyebrow center gazing gesture. This ...
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Has Buddha ever talked about Mudras?

Maybe the most famous is the earth-touching mudra, a.k.a. "calling the earth to witness". That's not in Snp 3.2 -- instead I think it's in the Introduction to the Jakata Tales and maybe a ...
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Are there any instructions on the pose of hand during meditation?

These are called mudras. They're not just symbolic; they're functional, in the sense that they have an effect on your meditation practice. The most common mudra that Buddhists use would be the Dhyana ...
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Are there any instructions on the pose of hand during meditation?

Initially, there may be some value in adopting a mudra. For beginning meditators, I think they can help combat sloth and overall mental laxness. I personally used the "zen mudra" for the ...
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Are there any instructions on the pose of hand during meditation?

First is the 'jnana mudra' or vitarka or knowledge mudra. Second is the 'dyhana mudra', or meditation or cosmic mudra. The first is the said to represent the continuous flow of wisdom with the circle ...
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Is there a mudra associated with renouncement?

Perhaps there's one called the shramanamudrâ (see also Śramaṇa).
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