Prostration (Buddhism)

Among Buddhists prostration is believed to be beneficial for practitioners for several reasons, including:

In Myanmar (Burma), prostrations are accompanied by the common Buddhist prayer, known as okāsa.

Zen master Phillip Kapleau recounts his first stay in "a real Zen monastery":

For example, in the context of offering homage to Guru Rinpoche, prostrations are to be performed as follows:

This form of prostration is used with enlightened beings other than Guru Rinpoche as well.