Different Buddha statues hold different meanings including overcoming fear, calm or serenity, meditation, Earth touching or calling the Earth to witness, nirvana, medicine, teaching, walking, contemplation, begging and r... More »

Some different Buddha posture, or mudras, are the Abhaya, symbolizing peaceful intentions and peacemaking, and Bhumisparsha, symbolizing the enlightenment of the Buddha under the Bodhi tree. Others include Dhyana, meanin... More »

A Buddha statue represents the Buddhist religion, and depending on the Buddha's pose, can also suggest meditation, the gift of fearlessness, the gift of confidence and teaching the Dharma. The first Buddha statues appear... More »

A Buddha's pose can be a symbol of protection, meditation or contemplation, adoration, compassion, expelling negativity, self-confidence, teaching, cosmic order or supreme enlightenment. The variations in the statues is ... More »

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Some different Buddha posture, or mudras, are the Abhaya, symbolizing peaceful intentions and peacemaking, and Bhumisparsha, symbolizing the enlightenment of the Buddha under the Bodhi tree. Others include Dhyana, meanin... More »

The Buddha was born as an ordinary man named Siddhartha Gautama in 563 B.C. His father was the ruler of the Sakya people, a tribe that governed an area in modern-day Nepal. Siddhartha led a life of luxury and privilege, ... More »

The Buddha represents a complete enlightenment within a person's life. People will often gaze at a Buddha statue to have a clear view of what their path holds and how to better enlighten themselves. More »