This lens discusses the various poses seen in Buddha statues known as Mudras. Each Mudra has a religious and symbolic meaning and is associated with the Buddha's teachings or path to enlightenment. The word Mudra means "sign" or "seal" in Sanskrit.
Kuan Yin, goddess of compassion. Kuan means Earth and Yin is the female life force. She is a completely enlightened Buddha who made a promise in the distant past that after reaching complete enlightenment she would always appear in female form for the ben