Hollow core, can be displayed indoors or outdoors. Suitable for inside and a nice piece for a garden patio retreat. Turn any outdoor setting into a peaceful refuge or Zen meditation garden. This meditating Buddha in lotus position statue will hold up to all weather conditions and can be left outside year round. The weathered qualities of this piece only add to it’s character and charm.
The lotus is a powerful symbol in Buddhism, representing a compassionate heart that has blossomed and opened when one has lived their lives through the virtues of Buddha. Legend also has it that Buddha was able to walk when he was born, and upon taking his first steps, lotus flowers blossomed in his path. Revel in this inspiring symbol and the Buddha’s wisdom with the detail and beauty seen in this statue.
Gautama Buddha (563 BCE/480 BCE – c. 483 BCE/400 BCE), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of ancient India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE.
Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the śramaṇa movement common in his region. He later taught throughout other regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kosala.
Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism. He is recognized by Buddhists as an enlightened teacher who attained full Buddhahood, and shared his insights to help sentient beings end rebirth and suffering. Accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition and first committed to writing about 400 years later.