Buddha statues for the home have always held a fascination for me. In my late teenage years I fell in love with the principles and ethics of Buddhism. Copious amounts of reading were done on the Noble 8-Fold Path and a little Dhammapada book was purchased. My study of the Zen tradition especially led to weeks and weeks of meditation practice and mindful living in the present moment.
The teachings of the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hahn and the German-Jewish convert nun Ayya Khema gave my young self a sense of contentment and strength. As well as these guiding figures, the most important teacher of all in Buddhism became an object of focus during the attempt to gain enlightenment. Siddhattha Gotama, better known as the Buddha.
I could write and write for hours in the subject of Buddhism but that’s not what I want to do in this post. This wonderful Buddha in Lotus Position Statue is a remarkable sculpture that I came across by the American artist Joe Famulari. Many of Joe’s amazing art works have been snapped up by prestigious retailers such as Bergdorf Goodmans, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. As well as this he has been nominated three consecutive times for the ARTS Award for Decorative Accessories.
This Buddha statue is made from Durastone and will make a great addition to a home study, library or living room. If you practice Buddhism yourself then you will most likely have a small shrine or prayer room set aside already where this can be placed. As you can see from the picture, the statue has a secure and strong base so will be safe even with young children about.
I particularly like the structure and positioning of the Buddha’s hands. There are various ways to connect the fingers during meditation but this way as shown, is my favourite. The two thumbs meet together to create a circular symmetry. Joe Famulari has really created a wonderful sculpture here that will greatly aid in the hard work of concentrating on the present moment.
The current price is $382.
You can find more details by checking this page: Buddha in Lotus Position Statue