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Shakya Design offers an extensive collection statues for altars and other spaces in the home. These medium size statues range in size from 6" to 16.5" tall. Made of resin and coated with a powdered bronze finish, they are hand-painted with subtle bronze hues. We have selected this group of hand crafted statues for their quality, fine detail and pleasing colors.
"The statue is so wonderful I hardly know how to express the effect of the presence in our home.
What an exquisite work of art it is! Every detail is gracious and beautiful, every line and color carrying meaning
as if they were strains of music woven together into song. I'm going to be finding new elements in the statue even
after I've been gazing at it for years....It takes my breath away..."
BSTA-AVALO-MED1 6" size $47.00
BSTA-AVALO-MED2 10" size $87.50
Amitabha Buddha is the "Buddha of Infinite Light."
BSTA-BUD-AMIT1 6" size $47.00
BSTA-BUD-AMIT2 10" size $87.50
Vajrasattva is the Buddha of purification. As the karma
protector, he also manifests the energies of all Buddha's.
Common to all four traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, the
practice of Vajrasattva is used to purify obstacles to
spiritual developement, negative karma and illness.
His hundred-syllable mantra is the quintessence of all
BSTA-VAJRA This statue is no longer available.
Manjushri is the embodiment of all the Buddha's wisdom. He brandishes the sword of discriminating intelligence in his right hand and holds the stem of lotus that supports the text of the Transcendent Wisdom Sutra. Statue measurement: 8.5"
Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles and the destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride. In his upper right hand Ganesha holds a goad, to propel mankind forward on the eternal path and remove obstacles. The noose in Ganesha's left hand captures all difficulties. The mouse at his feet symbolizes the intellect or wandering mind which is able to slip unobserved or without our knowledge into undesirable places. The mouse pays subservience to Lord Ganesha symbolizing that the mind is tamed through Ganesha's power of discrimination.
Statue measurement: 8.5"
Statue measurement: 8.5"
White Tara Available in 6" or 10.5" sizes
White Tara is the Sanskrit name for the Tibetan goddess of compassion. Her seven eyes - on the palms of her hands, soles of her feet, and her forehead - symbolize the watchfulness of the compassionate mind. As a figure that represents the mother of all living creatures, she strives constantly to alleviate the sufferings of those around her.
Green Tara Available in 5.5" or 9.5" sizes
Green Tara is believed to help her followers overcome dangers, fears and anxieties, and she is especially worshipped for her ability to overcome the most difficult of situations. Green Tara is intensely compassionate and acts quickly to help those who call upon her. Green Tara is depicted in a posture of ease and readiness for action. While her left leg is folded in the contemplative position, her right leg is outstretched, ready to spring into action. Green Tara's left hand is in the refuge-granting mudra (gesture); her right hand makes the boon-granting gesture. In her hands she also holds blue lotuses (utpalas), which symbolize purity and power.
Maitreya is the Buddha of the future. Maitreya is seated, with both feet on the ground, indicating that he has not yet completed ascending his throne. To his left sits a 'water phial' and to his right a holding a dharmachakra resting on a lotus
Statue measurement: 9"
This statue is no longer available.
The dispenser of spiritual medicine that aims to cure spiritual, psychological, and physical disease, his right hand is extended, palm outward, over his right knee in the gesture called supreme generosity. In it he holds the arura, or myrobalan, fruit. This plant represents all the best medicines. The position of his right hand and the arura which he holds represent the eradication of suffering, especially the suffering of sickness. His left hand rests in his lap, palm upward, in the gesture of meditative stability or meditation, which represents the eradication of sickness and suffering. To indicate the need for contentment, he holds a begging bowl.
Statue measurement: 6"
Quan Yin with Lotus Sutra
Quan Yin [Kuan Yin, Guanyin], is the Bodhisattva of compassion. In Japan she is known as Kannon and in Tibet as Chenrezig. Quan Yin translates to one who hears the cries of the world - the living expression of loving compassion. In her right hind she holds the jewel of three treasures. Her crown depicts the image of Amitabha Buddha. Here she sits in royal ease atop a rock etched with a verse from the Lotus Sutra.
Statue Measurement: 16"
STA-QY-SUTRASold out. This statue is no longer available.
Jizo, or Ksitigarbha, is a Bodhisattva who made a vow to not achieve Buddhahood until all the hells are empty. He is considered a protector of women, children and animals, including the unborn child.
In his left hand, Ksitigarbha holds a wish granting jewel; in his right hand, he holds a monk's staff, which is used to alert insects and small animals of his approach, so that he will not accidentally harm them.
Statue measurement: 21.75 H"
Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan: Chenrezig) is the bodhisattva of great compassion. Having a thousand hands and thousand eyes demonstrates that he watches over and cares for infinite living beings. His eleven faces are arranged into three tiers- each of three faces, and above is the wrathful face of Vajrapani, and at the top the face of Amitabha Buddha. His two principal hands are palms-folded before his heart. The other six of his eight principal hands hold a crystal rosary, makes the gesture of generosity, and holds an eight-spoked golden wheel on his right; and his other three left hands hold an eight-petalled lotus, a golden water pot, and an undrawn bow and arrow. Extending outwards from his body are his remaining 992 arms, which form a series of six concentric circles containing 32, 144, 168, 192, 216, and 240 hands respectively. Each hand has an eye in the center of its palm- symbolizing the union of his five 'method' perfections (five fingers) with the sixth perfection of wisdom (eye).
Statue measurement: 12.5"