Signs for BUDDHA

Meaning: Indian spiritual leader and founder of Buddhism (Prince Siddh?ttha or Siddhartha, 566?–c480 B.C.), later spreading to China, Burma, Japan, Tibet, and parts of southeast Asia.

Video contributed by Oshin Jennings, a Deaf Buddhist monk.

Variation, uncommonly used. Video contributed by Hector Priegor.

Related signs: BUDDHISM.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf Culture/Art

One Thousand Hands Bodhisattva

The dance performance 'One Thousand Hands Bodhisattva is a well-known world tour dance troupe. All performing dancers in this "Thousand Hands" piece are deaf Chinese. The conductors stand on the sides giving cues as the deaf dancers perform. This group of Deaf dancers have traveled around the world and performed, including Beijing Olympics 2008 and Gallaudet's Deaf Way.

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