The ancient Chinese practice of feng shui makes plentiful use of Buddha statues and imagery to manage the quality and flow of energy in the home.
In general, the presence of Buddha brings peace and serenity to the home. When you have a busy, hectic lifestyle—which is the expression of yang feng shui energy—it's important to focus on creating a peaceful quality of energy in your home. No influence does this more effectively than the presence of Buddha.
A Buddha statue or image lends calming yin energy to complement and balance the active yang energy of your lifestyle. Balanced yin-yang energy in your home is the key to good health and well-being.
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Sleeping Buddha: Peace, Calm, Serenity, and Simplicity
A reclined, sleeping buddha lends a soothing feng shui energy for any area of your home. Its relaxing, comforting energy is particularly good for the living room or a hallway close to the bedroom.
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Laughing Buddha: Celebration, Joy, and Abundant Energy
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Buddha on Lotus Base: Centering, Deeply Spiritual, Calming
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Meditating BuddhaContinue to 5 of 11 below.
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Sandstone Garden Buddha: Calming Energy Outside
This sandstone Buddha sculpture is a beautiful, peaceful feng shui addition to any area of your garden, except for the north feng shui area. It can be stunning close to your front door (if it works with the overall look and energy of your house).
This posture, known as "calling earth to witness," is said to represent the moment when the Buddha recognized his enlightenment.
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Happy Buddha (Hotei): Good Luck and Abundance
Hotei is not a representation of the classic Buddha (known as Gautama Buddha or Shakyamuni) but instead a Japanese-Shinto god of good luck. He is said to be a historical figure of a Chan Buddhist monk who lived in the ninth century. Hotei is a symbol of happiness, luck, and prosperity.
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Buddha HeadContinue to 9 of 11 below.
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Peaceful Zen Buddha Fountain: Calming Water Energy
A peaceful and serene fountain with a meditating Buddha will provide soothing energy for north or northeast feng shui areas of your home.
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