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where to buy a Buddha statue?

Postby Gena1480 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:36 am

Hello friends
i would like to buy a Buddha statue
for my Birthday
looking for thai style
in the 300-500 range
please point me in right direction.
love and kindness to all.
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Re: where to buy a Buddha statue?

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:38 am

Hi Gina,

It would be helpful for those wanting to answer to say what country you are in, and what currency you are referring to...

And, Happy Birthday, whenever it is. :group:

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Re: where to buy a Buddha statue?

Postby Gena1480 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:23 am

Hello mike
my name is not Gina
my name is Gena
i live in NY USA
my currency is dollars.
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Re: where to buy a Buddha statue?

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:36 am

Hi Gena,

Thanks for the information. Apologies for the mis-spelling...

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Re: where to buy a Buddha statue?

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:21 pm

Hi Gena,

The online stores tend to be pretty expensive. There are some inexpensive, nice looking ones at Ross department stores. For $300-$500 you could get a fairly large one at a garden / landscape-design-sculpture store.
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Re: where to buy a Buddha statue?

Postby karunametta » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:09 pm

Antique stores could be good, though they might be a little more on the expensive side.
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Re: where to buy a Buddha statue?

Postby imagemarie » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:27 pm

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=&_ ... &_from=R40

I bought mine on ebay. But take care, as postal charges can make a bargain too expensive. Also, I had to visit over a period of weeks before I found anything I liked. Items change, and a most of them are, er...undesirable :tongue:

Good luck

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Re: where to buy a Buddha statue?

Postby Sambojjhanga » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:20 pm

Gena1480 wrote:Hello friends
i would like to buy a Buddha statue
for my Birthday
looking for thai style
in the 300-500 range
please point me in right direction.
love and kindness to all.


http://buddha-for-you.com/

This is a local Buddha store run by Buddhists.

I have no financial interest in this place, I just like to promote Buddhists wherever they may be :)

Good luck in your search.

Metta

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The flavor of the dhamma exceeds all other flavors
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Re: where to buy a Buddha statue?

Postby yawares » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:26 pm

Dear Gena,

If you see HONG KONG MALL (or Chinese Mall) in NY...go there.

Here in Houston, HONGKONG MALL..I saw beautiful white sitting in the lotus Buddha statues....standing Buddha statues....reclining Buddha statues..oh so very beautiful...big/medium/small....and also pretty Guan-Yin statues.....YOU'LL LOVE LOVE THEM !!!

look like these but white color
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Re: where to buy a Buddha statue?

Postby Raitanator » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:51 pm

Try http://www.potalagate.com/

I heartily approve this website. Had excellent customer service with them.
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Re: where to buy a Buddha statue?

Postby MstChf » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:14 pm

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Re: where to buy a Buddha statue?

Postby Gena1480 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:53 am

Thank you everybody for your effort
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Re: where to buy a Buddha statue?

Postby bloodge1 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:48 pm

The best place to buy statues are at pilgrimage sites. Then it will be imbued with all the holy energy and blessings from the area. I think this is much more useful than buying from a random store. Temples at very famous statues sometimes have replicas of the statue, which is another level of awesome, because this can help to regenerate the feelings experienced from the main statue whenever looking at the replica you purchased. Very old and very famous statues are excellent because both have an accumulation of the devotion of what is often millions upon millions of people. This is of course a lot easier to find in old Buddhist countries like Nepal, Indian and Japan, than Western counties like America, but there are still some. The Great Buddha in Kamakura and the Ushkin Buddha (both in Japan) are great examples of places that sell beautiful replicas. (sorry that all I know because I live in Japan). If you can't buy at a holy site like that, you can get whatever statue you like on ebay or whatever, but be sure to bring the statue to your most respected teacher and ask them to bless it for you. Then you'll be able to take your teacher with you wherever you go.
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