Buddhism is practiced throughout the world and has many different traditions in countries such as Thailand, China and India. Place both of your hands together, palms facing, in a "prayer" pose and place them at the center of your forehead. Bend the upper half of your body at a slight angle, allowing your head to angle downward as well. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published on this site, with " InKunming" being given as the source, belongs to Kunming Information Hub Media Ltd. Monks and worshippers greet the arrival of a skull relic of Master Xuanzang at Linggu Temple in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, April 23, 2011.
A skull relic of Master Xuanzang is displayed at the Master Xuanzang Memorial Hall of Linggu Temple in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, April 23, 2011.


Monks and worshippers pay tribute to a skull relic of Master Xuanzang at the Master Xuanzang Memorial Hall of Linggu Temple in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, April 23, 2011. Monks from Africa attend a Buddhist ceremony held at Shaolin Temple in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, June 8, 2012. Women can also move a foot back behind their body and bend their legs slightly to create an even lower bow. A skull relic purported to be that of Master Xuanzang was open to the public here Saturday.
The Shaolin Temple held a Buddhist Ceremony on Friday to greet the seventh China Cultural Heritage Day, which falls on June 9. Although there are many different Buddhist traditions throughout the world, the most common form of greeting a Buddhist monk is called the Wai, according to Thaiways magazine.


Ideally, you should only bow at about a 45-degree angle, rather than dipping your whole torso to the ground. This simple gesture creates space and respect in the greeting process and can be quickly mastered.
602-664) was a famous Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar and translator who travelled to India to study Buddhism and brought back volumes of Buddhist scriptures in the early Tang Dynasty (A.D.



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