Hold the palms and fingers of
both hands together. Gassho is
an expression of respect, faith
and devotion. Because the two
hands (duality) are joined to-
gether, it expresses the "One-

Put the thumb of your left
hand in the middle of the
palm and make a fist around
it. Place the fist in front of
your chest. Cover the fist
with you right hand. Keep
your elbows away from your
body forming a straight line
with both florearms.

At your seat,bow
in gassho to ward
the zafu and turn
clock wise.

Bowi n gassho to
ward the opposite
side or the hal1.

Put your right
foot on your left
thigh,and your
left foot on your
right thigh.