Contemplating getting a large Buddha statue for your space? Whether it’s for your home, garden, office, spa, or yoga studio, careful placement of your sculpture using time honored Buddhist practices and feng shui principles can greatly enhance your statue’s presence, not only the physical presence, but the metaphysical as well. We offer a few tips for best Buddha statue placement practices.
When placing a large Buddha statue in the home, consider placing the statue on a pedestal or table, roughly thirty inches from the ground and facing the front door. The feng shui theory here is that the Buddha statue will bring good chi (“life energy” or “energy flow”) to your home by neutralizing the energy at the door. Imagine how it feels to be greeted by a serene, peaceful Buddha statue when entering a space. Any feelings of stress or negativity are quickly dissolved and replaced by a calm, mindful, and inspired compassion towards all. The living room is also an excellent setting for a Buddha statue. Again, for the ideal placement, be sure the statue is about thirty inches off the ground and facing the front door or entryway.
The office, health spa, yoga studio, or community meditation room are all perfect locations for a magnificent Buddha statue. Place the statue on a desk (i.e. in the reception area), a pedestal (i.e. at the front of a yoga studio), or raised on a rock surface in a water feature (i.e. in a health spa waiting area). Face the Buddha towards the entryway and bring prosperity and positivity to your business!
When placing a statue outdoors, such as a garden Buddha statue, consider avoiding putting the statue directly on the ground, as this has been viewed as disrespectful in some traditions. Be mindful of the type of energy you are trying to cultivate in your space and choose a Buddha with an appropriate Murda, posture, and countenance. For example, the Buddha seen just above is in the Dharmachakra mudra which signifies teaching and turning the wheel of Dharma. This type of mudra would be perfect as an inspirational piece in a yoga studio or place of spiritual practice!
The classic Dhyana or “meditation” mudra (seen below) would be an excellent choice for a community meditation area or for any space where you wish to cultivate supreme serenity, peace, and calm.
Large, heavy, hand sculpted stone Buddha statues are among some of the most popular pilgrimage sites throughout Asia, sites such as the Leshan giant Buddha in China or The Great Buddha of Thailand. The visitor to these sites can be seen, almost dwarfed, far below the feet of an impressive, towering seated Buddha. Buddhist tradition tells us that it is best if Buddha statues are placed so that the feet are generally higher than eye level, avoiding contact with impurities and accidental soiling.
If you’re really looking to make an impression with your outdoor space, try placing a 4-foot to 5-foot tall seated stone Buddha statue atop a mound or pedestal. This can add to the overall height of your statue placement, bringing the ultimate Buddha statue placement achievement of having an awe inspiring presence, where the feet are at eye level or above!
Whether you are looking to create a monumental homage to Buddha in your garden, or you are wanting something a bit smaller for the entryway of your home or business, Trade Wind Statues has much to offer! Check the Hot Deals section of our store to find incredible prices on large, hand carved stone sitting Buddha statues ranging from 2 feet to 5 feet tall!
Our statues are located here in the U.S. and our prices include free shipping in the lower 48 of the United States. Visit our Trade Wind Statues gallery to learn more about mudras and statue meanings, and to shop our incredible selection of hand sculpted stone statues, where you’re sure to find just the right statue for your space!