Buddha Sculpture - Antique Khmer Style Seated Wood Buddha Statue Meditation Mudra - 66cm/26"

What Does the Meditation Buddha Mean?

By Amy Underdown, London, UK

Siddhartha Gautama, who came to be known as the Buddha or the Enlightened One, taught his beliefs and spread his knowledge over a span of 45 years. Nearly 2500 years later, Buddhism remains one of the largest religions in the world. It is perhaps no wonder, then, that the Buddha is depicted in many various ways across art and sculpture. The perfect way to create a positive space for meditation in the home.

Here we discuss the meaning behind the Dhyana mudra or Meditation Buddha. 

The Meditation Buddha statue is for those who are looking for peace and clam in their lives, and who may wish to improve their own meditation skills.

A Meditation Buddha is often to used to help establish a ‘room of serenity’ or a serene space. A quiet space of calm to sit, reflect and unwind.

The Meditation Buddha is always found in a double or single lotus pose, a position that has come to represent a meditative state across the world.

Occasionally, an alms bowl is placed in the lap as well. This represents charity. 

As this statue generally represents focused concentration, the eyes of the Buddha are either depicted as halfway closed, or closed nearly all the way. 

The silhouette of the Buddha is shaped, to reference a triangle. It is said that the silhouette of the Meditation Buddha reflects balance and stability through the triangular silhouette, with the triangle of the Dhyana mudra symbolising the unity of the triple gem: the Buddha, Dharma and the Sangha, as well as holding a mystic fire within.

The Meditation Buddha statue is ideal for those who are looking to infuse peace and calm into their lives through a stronger focus on meditation.

Meditation Buddha