It is amazing how a Buddha Fragment can change the whole character of your garden. Truly an unusual sculpture, this “Fragment Buddha” face is designed to appear as though you captured a valuable fragment of a monumental sculpture. By placing it in the perfect sacred space within your garden, it is instantly transformed.
Since ancient times, Buddha statues have been placed on the grounds of temples and gardens. It is believed that the strong association between Buddhism and gardening grew out of this tradition. Many Buddhists believe that the soil in a garden represents the fertile ground of Buddha’s mind or the state of our own internal Karma. Therefore, the paths within a garden can represent spiritual enlightenment and the change of seasons the changing moods of the mind.
According to Buddhist tradition, a garden Buddha statue should always face north, since the south is associated with Yama, the Hindu god who judges the dead.
Zen Buddhists believe that creating a fine garden can play a major role in spiritual enlightenment, but that like the mind it must also be tended with skill, judgment and constant attention. In this regard, gardening can be considered a religious activity. However, many believers in Zen Buddhism still see the Zen garden as a place for quiet meditation, nothing more.
This Buddha fragment will make an elegant addition to your landscape because it blends in so well with natural surroundings. Crafted from fiber-reinforced cement, it will withstand rain, snow and wind for many years to come. Artists have crafted these castings to appear as if they are already old, but these one-of-a-kind pieces will become even more beautiful with exposure to the elements. They will even grow moss if placed in a moist and shady spot. Certain to become a conversation piece no matter where they are positioned, Buddha Fragments also make a beautiful interior piece when hung on a wall. Each fragment measures approximately 14” by 14” and weights about 10 pounds.