Buddha garden statues are known for their unique poses and rich historical backgrounds. Buddha garden statues creates a small oasis of serenity and good energy. In a clearing with seating or a garden bench, Buddha garden statues becomes the focal point of the space, creating an al fresco meditation room. Lift the Buddha off the ground with a boulder, pedestal, bench, arbor or tuck him into an exposed niche in a wall. Build a folly around a Buddha statue to create an outdoor yoga and meditation room. Place a resin Buddha head on a bed of twigs or moss in the greenery of your garden and keep ferns and other plants cleared back so you can see it. If you have a “Happy” or “Laughing” Buddha with a big grin and an even bigger belly, position him near the entrance to your garden for protection, or overlooking a pond full of goldfish for good fortune.
He isn’t really a Buddha; the statue is the Bodhisattva Hotei, an enlightened being who brings positive energy, good cheer and contentment. Good Buddha garden statues are the hand-carved ones. They are unique to the artisans creativity and hand work. The fine artistry and skill they acquired are descended down from their ancestors for generations.