Wood, like stone, brings the very essence of nature to your fingertips. Unlike man-made materials which can seem cold and aloof, the beauty of wood is universal and constantly amazes with its shapes, colors and textures. That’s why wooden Buddha statues like the ones mentioned below are so popular among practitioners of meditation and the The Noble Eightfold Path.
For many years I’ve held a fascination with Buddhism and its related teachings and aesthetics. In my home there are up to half a dozen Buddha statues and figurines of varying designs, materials and sizes. Some are made from porcelain whilst others are made from stone and wood. The wooden Buddha statues are some of my favorite precisely because of the oneness with nature they bring to an interior.
If you like to meditate, then using a statue or picture of the Buddha or similar image, can help in keeping the mind focussed on mindfulness. One may think wood is a rather plain material to decorative a room with but that’s certainly not the case. There are also painted wooden Buddha statues which come in reds, greens and golds. These maintain the beauty of the wood grains and markings whilst also adding color and vibrancy.
You can see just what I mean on the following page which showcases a large collection of statues made from wood: Wooden Buddha Statues.