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Gaedheal
18 Apr 18, 14:07
Hi

I was looking for a small statuette of Buddha. I generally practice with open eyes and came across this very peaceful looking statue, which I think looks so calm it would help my focus. The only thing is it's over 2 foot tall and is meant for a garden. As I live in a Coronation Street-type house (i.e. small!) I was looking for the same but about 6 inches tall :-)
Does anyone know where I might find this or something similar?

Thanks,
Lorcán.

Aloka
18 Apr 18, 14:34
Hi Lorcan, :wave:

The FWBO (now Triratna) used to have a shop called "Evolution" in the UK (which closed down a few years ago)where I got a small one (7 inches) very like the one in the photo. I think they're copies of a Japanese statue.

If there are any Buddhist centres near you, it might be worth checking to see if they sell statues.

Also, if there's a PDSA (animal charity) shop near you, it might also be worth checking there. There's a PDSA charity shop in London which gets Buddha statues of different sizes in regularly and someone said to me that they get them from a warehouse. ....so if you have one near to you it might be worth asking if they ever get any at their shop.

Other than that maybe try the internet, or put a nice clear image in a frame?


With metta,

Aloka :hands:

Gaedheal
18 Apr 18, 15:12
Thanks Aloka.
The framing is a good idea!
Lorcán.

Olderon
18 Apr 18, 20:13
I have the exact same bronze statuette. I purchased it from an online store out of Japan. With a quick search I found this:

source: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Japanese-Buddha-Statue-Kamakura-Bronze-10-5-Inches/883544357?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=6537&adid=22222222227071880876&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=182836730122&wl4=pla-287199803695&wl5=9002354&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=115794731&wl11=online&wl12=883544357&wl13=&veh=sem

https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/ca103616-7d05-4217-9ec1-eb46040fe194_1.cd1485cc8d579dd6269c61cdaffae2b7.jp eg?odnHeight=560&odnWidth=560&odnBg=FFFFFF

JadeRabbit
19 Apr 18, 11:19
I don't know if they've got 'TK Maxx' stores in Ireland, but I got 2 lovely statues from there, one Chinese style and one Thai.

Olderon
19 Apr 18, 22:23
Here is another site I found, which may be of help in your search:

https://www.buddhagroove.comhttps://cdn8.bigcommerce.com/s-jr4nh8s/images/stencil/1280x1280/products/2962/6813/shakyamuni.statue_2__79248.1406538523.jpg?c=2&imbypass=on&imbypass=on/cold-cast-bronze-shakyamuni-buddha-statue/

philg
20 Apr 18, 09:48
Isn't this the one with the interesting story of the snails on the Buddha's head? Or were they curls? This goes through some of the arguments: http://sdhammika.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/buddhas-hail.html

Gaedheal
20 Apr 18, 17:48
Thank you Olderon!
They are both very nice!
Lorcán.

Gaedheal
20 Apr 18, 18:12
Yes there is. I'll check it out, thanks.
Lorcán.