A Message of Loving-Kindness and Peace
By Special Order Only
or 6 inch Replica of the 500-ft/152-m
Maitreya Project Statue
Gilt Fine Gold-Leaf
x 16.5 cm x 15.25 cm (12 inches)
This high quality,
beautiful statue is made from white resin and gilded with
fine goldleaf. It is filled with mantras which are sealed
inside the statue. The statues come in a red presentation box that is
The throne can be gilded in 22 karat black gold or 12
karat white gold. (For the throne there are other options such as 23
karat red gold or 18 karat green gold but I feel that those color
combination would not work that well). The photo shows the throne
without any gilding, only some acrylic highlighting).
From the initial order it
takes up to 6 weeks for delivery to my studio. Applying the lacquer
and the goldleaf should take no more than 4 weeks, and delivery to you
by courier no more than 1 week.
I anticipate that delivery to you should
take less than 11 weeks, as in the past statues have not taken more than 6 weeks to
arrive at my studio. You are kept informed by email as to the
progress and also by photo on completion.
From The Maitreya Project website: Buddhism teaches that one should not sell sacred
objects for personal profit. For that reason, the Maitreya Project
is not providing these statues simply as ‘for sale’, thinking of
them as goods to be bought and sold. Rather, they are made available
with the wish to benefit others by generating funds to enable the
charitable work of the Maitreya Project.
All of the of
the proceeds from your donation will be used to build the Maitreya
Project statue and support Maitreya Project’s charitable activities.
From your point of view, please do not think
that you are purchasing this statue. Rather, think that you are
making a donation with the thought of creating benefit.
in this way, you, and the millions of other beings who will receive
the blessings of Maitreya Project, will receive only benefit.
Maitreya (Pali: Ariya Metteya) may
be considered either as a Bodhisattva, according to the Sutras, or as a
Buddha, according to the Tantras. When he is represented as a Buddha he
is shown seated, but the legs, instead of being locked, are pendent. He
is the only deity represented seated in the Western fashion and one of the
few deities common to all Buddhist Traditions. He has the signs of a Buddha
such as long earlobes, the urna (the auspicious tuft of hair between the
eyebrows, signifying superhuman quality), and the ushnisha (cranial bump
on the head, symbolizing wisdom), and he wears the robes of a monk.
Maitreya, also known as the
future Buddha is thought to be waiting in Tushita Heaven for the right time to come down to earth. Tushita Heaven
is one of the thirty-three heavens over Mount Meru and is considered the
special field of Maitreya. Tibetans believe that if someone makes
statues and thangkas of Maitreya Buddha and chants the mantra "The
Promise of Maitreya Buddha," that person will be reborn in Tushita
Heaven after death.
The two distinctive marks of
Maitreya are the stupa in his crown and the scarf wound and tied around
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