Mudra Yoga

Four Part Video Course with Prajwal Vajracharya

The Buddhist deities embody hand mudras for purity, power, wisdom.  We begin our practice of Mudra Yoga with the meaning and significance of each finger. Applying the appropriate gesture can  heal  the organs, tissues, bones, and nerves of the body.  We go on to consider the full body positions of the dieties as mudra, emulating the iconography  in movement, breath, and stillness.  The practice of deity yoga supports an appreciation  of the inner beauty of the body and cultivates understanding of our personal mudras as unique expression.  

This teaching  includes Nepali Newar Buddhist instruction on the stages of karma mudra, dharma mudra, and sahaja sundari mudra, which culminate in the realization of Mahamudra. 

No prior experience necessary.


  • Four videos (appro 
  • Articles on the history and tradition of Charya Dance
  • Additional Resources


Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya

Prajwal is a 35th generation Tantric Buddhist priest from Nepal and a ritual master both of the Charya Nritya dance tradition and other ritual forms performed by the Newar Vajracharya lineage. Prajwal began his training in Charya Nritya, the dance aspect of Newar Buddhism, from the age of eight, receiving formal instruction from his father, the Buddhist scholar and ritual master Ratna Kaji Vajracharya. Prajwal Vajracharya is now the premier teacher, practitioner, and performer of the tradition and is a veteran of several world tours with beginning and advanced students around the globe. He founded Dance Mandal: Foundation for Sacred Buddhist Arts of Nepal to preserve and expand this rare art form and its related traditions. With the survival of this sacred ritual dance threatened by modernization, Prajwal, at his father’s wishes, has dedicated his life to bringing this unique Buddhist heritage from the temples of Nepal to the world, while adhering to its original purpose as a profound spiritual practice.