12" Teaching Buddha

  • This impressive Buddha was hand carved by skilled artisans in India, using a colorful type of Himalayan stone. The colors and patterns in the stone, and the intricate hand carving make this a beautiful, one-of-a-kind stone Buddha statue.  This Buddha sits in the teaching pose, which is called the Dharmachakra mudra, the "gesture of preaching the Dharma".

    • measures 12" high x 7.25" wide x 2.75" deep
    • weighs 11 lbs 3 oz
  • The Dharmachakra mudra is the gesture of "preaching the Dharma", "fuming the wheel" or "turning the wheel of law." The turning of the wheel refers to the dharma wheel, thus the spreading of the Buddha dharma, the Buddha's teachings. This posture is commemorative of one of the most important moments in the life of the Buddha, the occasion of his first sermon after his Enlightenment, preached to his former companions outside the deer park at Sarnath.

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