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I want to buy a good Buddha statue

Post by Stephen18 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:04 pm

I already have 4 Buddharupas, but they are rather cheap. I am looking for a really beautiful 30cm+ tall Buddha statue, Theravada style (Thai/Sri Lankan/Burmese preferably). Price can be up to £150. I've looked at Ebay, but none of them were to my satisfaction.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
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Re: I want to buy a good Buddha statue

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:03 pm

How about this one?

My First Buddha :D ?

30 cms high but only £25, light, and not easily damaged.
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Re: I want to buy a good Buddha statue

Post by Stephen18 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:09 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:How about this one?

My First Buddha :D ?

30 cms high but only £25, light, and not easily damaged.
I like it!
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Re: I want to buy a good Buddha statue

Post by katavedi » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:07 pm

Hello Sumana,
Upasaka Sumana wrote:I already have 4 Buddharupas, but they are rather cheap. I am looking for a really beautiful 30cm+ tall Buddha statue, Theravada style (Thai/Sri Lankan/Burmese preferably). Price can be up to £150. I've looked at Ebay, but none of them were to my satisfaction.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
This is the one I have. I liked the countenance better than others I looked at. They have many more here.

Dharmacrafts has some nice ones too.

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Re: I want to buy a good Buddha statue

Post by Stephen18 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:12 pm

Thanks, Katavedi! These statues look much better than the ones on Amazon and Ebay, which is why I asked here.
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Re: I want to buy a good Buddha statue

Post by samseva » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:18 pm

Look around in spirituality-type shops in your city. You'll maybe come up with really good finds. Most importantly, you'll be able to actually see the real height and size of the Buddha-rūpa, as well as its material, colour, quality of fabrication and so on. These aren't really things you can determine by looking at an image on a website, and you might be (or rather probably will be) surprised/disappointed once you receive it (return shipping for a large statue is probably not worth returning it as well).

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Post by Stephen18 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:22 pm

samseva wrote:Look around in spirituality-type shops in your city. You'll maybe come up with really good finds. Most importantly, you'll be able to actually see the real height and size of the Buddha-rūpa, as well as its material, colour, quality of fabrication and so on. These aren't really things you can determine by looking at an image on a website, and you might be (or rather probably will be) surprised/disappointed once you receive it (return shipping for a large statue is probably not worth returning it as well).
Good advice. Thanks.
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Re: I want to buy a good Buddha statue

Post by Maitri » Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:50 am

I like Dharma Sculpture, they have a nice variety of images with a wide range of prices : http://www.dharmasculpture.com/category ... ddhas.html
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Post by Stephen18 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:44 pm

Maitri wrote:I like Dharma Sculpture, they have a nice variety of images with a wide range of prices : http://www.dharmasculpture.com/category ... ddhas.html
Thank you, Maitri! They're beautiful.
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Re: I want to buy a good Buddha statue

Post by _anicca_ » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:42 pm

MikeNZ posted this on a thread a while back, and I am thinking about purchasing it.

https://www.amazon.com/Woodland-Imports ... d_sim_hg_3

What Buddha statue are you leaning towards?

I'm on the hunt for a statue of the Buddha as well! :buddha1:
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Re: I want to buy a good Buddha statue

Post by Nicolas » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:34 pm

Does anybody have a link to a purchasable Buddharupa/bhikkhu statue with shaved head?

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Re: I want to buy a good Buddha statue

Post by Stephen18 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:56 pm

_anicca_ wrote:MikeNZ posted this on a thread a while back, and I am thinking about purchasing it.

https://www.amazon.com/Woodland-Imports ... d_sim_hg_3

What Buddha statue are you leaning towards?

I'm on the hunt for a statue of the Buddha as well! :buddha1:
I just bought it! (The one in your link) Should be here by 19 August. Thanks, anicca!
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Re: I want to buy a good Buddha statue

Post by _anicca_ » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:31 pm

Upasaka Sumana wrote:
_anicca_ wrote:MikeNZ posted this on a thread a while back, and I am thinking about purchasing it.

https://www.amazon.com/Woodland-Imports ... d_sim_hg_3

What Buddha statue are you leaning towards?

I'm on the hunt for a statue of the Buddha as well! :buddha1:
I just bought it! (The one in your link) Should be here by 19 August. Thanks, anicca!
No problem!

I think I will buy it today as well :) This statue really does inspire me in my practice as well as instilling the positive qualities of the Buddha.

I'm glad to have helped.

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Re: I want to buy a good Buddha statue

Post by cappuccino » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:54 am

anicca, I cannot reply to your message.
(Something isn't allowing.)

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Re: I want to buy a good Buddha statue

Post by _anicca_ » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:20 pm

cappuccino wrote:anicca, I cannot reply to your message.
(Something isn't allowing.)
I just saw this!

Thank you for responding to me.

That is very strange. Hmm - do you have any other means of communication?
"A virtuous monk, Kotthita my friend, should attend in an appropriate way to the five clinging-aggregates as inconstant, stressful, a disease, a cancer, an arrow, painful, an affliction, alien, a dissolution, an emptiness, not-self."

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