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My Buddha Collection

Updated on May 31, 2017

Buddha Collection

I studied Religion and Theology at Manchester University. Although I am not a practicing Buddhist, I find Buddhism really fascinating, and a lot of the teachings of the Buddha make sense to me. I find the Buddha statue to be a calming representation of a great historical figure.

I also love to travel, and when I am in a Buddhist country, I like to buy a Buddha to remind me of that special time and place. This lens is all about my Buddha collection. Hopefully you will learn something interesting about the Buddha in different cultures such as the differences between the Thai Buddha and Chinese Buddha, for example.

Photography: Amy Trumpeter (All rights reserved)

My Buddha Collection - Just a few of my magnificent Buddha's from around the world...

Thai Buddha

Therevada Buddhism

The Thai Buddha is from the branch of Therevada Buddhism. 95% of Thai Buddhists are of the Therevada School. It is based directly on the teachings of the Buddha, Prince Siddhartha Gotama (6th Century BC), who taught the middle way.

For Buddhists, all life is suffering (Dukkha) and the only way to truly eradicate suffering is by following the eightfold path and reaching enlightenment (Nirvana). There is no God in Buddhism, it is a religion based on man.

Thai Buddha on Amazon

Deco 79 Thai Buddha Meditating Peace Harmony Statue, 8"H
Deco 79 Thai Buddha Meditating Peace Harmony Statue, 8"H

This Thai Buddha statue depicts the holiness of Prince Siddhartha Gotama. The long ear lobes and head dress show his royal stance.

 

The Largest Buddha Statues in the World

The Laughing Buddha or the Chinese Buddha

The Chinese Buddha, or the laughing Buddha is commonly characterized by his smiling face and fat belly. According to Chinese culture, rubbing the Buddha's belly will bring you good luck, so why not try it next time you see a laughing Buddha in a Chinese restaurant!

My happy wooden Chinese Buddha was a gift from one of my closest friends, I love it!

Chinese Buddha on Amazon - Chinese Buddha or Laughing Buddha

The Meaning of the Laughing Buddha

Buddha Head

Buddha Head
Buddha Head

My Gold Buddha

My Gold Buddha
My Gold Buddha

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      Amy Trumpeter 3 years ago from Oxford

      @NejaLovely: Yay I love Buddha!

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      Great photos of Buddha

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You have a very lovely collection, nicely done, squidliked, pinned and G+1

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      Amy Trumpeter 4 years ago from Oxford

      @NejaLovely: Yay! Thanks for visiting!

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      NejaLovely 4 years ago

      omg I love them, I have an image of Buddha everywhere =)

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      I hear rubbing his belly brings you luck

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      John Dyhouse 4 years ago from UK

      My wife has a "chinese room", a spare bedrooom for relaxing and meditation. She would love some of these.

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      JessStone 4 years ago

      Beautiful collection! Love your lens!

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      Kumar P S 4 years ago

      Great collection ! Thanks for sharing.