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Damo - Bodhidharma Yangtze River Amulet

Damo - Bodhidharma Yangtze River Amulet


"You might think that you can find a Buddha or enlightenment somewhere beyond the mind, but such a place does not exist."

Bodhidharma, known as Damo in the USA, was a Buddhist monk who brought Zen ( Chan) Buddhism to China. He also created Shaolin Qigong and Kung Fu at the Shaolin Temple. His teachings point to a direct experience of Buddha-Nature rather than an intellectual understanding of it. When you step on the path of Shaolin, Damo is your spiritual ancestor. 

This hand carving depicts Damo crossing the Yangtze River. After an unsuccessful audience with the Chinese emperor Liang Wudi , Bodhidharma broke off a reed, crossed the Yangzi River, and proceeded to the Shaolin Temple.

In this beautiful hand carving, Damo's hands hold the Chinese symbol Wu Dao which means The Way Of The Warrior.

  • Black cord intricately laced with medium sized black beads.
  • Bodhidharma - Damo - the founder of Zen. 
  • Cord length approx. 27cm.
  • Limited edition. Only one available. 

This stone is not made from jade but it has a very similar quality. You can only find this stone in the Gobi desert.  

The price reflects the quality of the carving. Because these pieces are formed from the natural rock, each piece is unique and there is no one piece which is the same. The pictures are for guidance and there may be slight differences from the photos. The dimensions are approximate. Unless stated otherwise, all pieces are suitable for men and women.