A move popularized in many Martial Arts film originating from China.
Some of Jet Li's movies, Iron Monkey and Stephen Chow's 'Kung Fu Hustle' make use of the Buddhist Palm technique.
In Anime: Chiriku from the 'Naruto' series uses a similar technique called 'Raigou Senjusatsu'.
From Kung Fu Hustle
Landlady: Remember the Buddhist technique of palm descending from heaven?
LandLord: The long lost Buddhist Palm that we all that was forever gone!