Meditating Buddha under a Tree

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Title

Meditating Buddha under a Tree

Subject

Buddhism, Watt Munisotaram

Description

Buddha with hands crossed in lap in the dhyana or meditation mudra, legs in the single lotus position, looking very hungry and ascetic. Having the statue under a tree in the midst of meditation might represent the Buddha meditating under the Bodhi tree for 49 day before attaining enlightenment or "awakening", according to tradition.

Creator

Will Yetvin

Date

4/10/16

Format

Still image

Type

.jpg

Coverage

2925 220th St E, Hampton, MN 55031

Collection

Citation

Will Yetvin, “Meditating Buddha under a Tree,” Religions in Minnesota, accessed June 19, 2018, https://religionsmn.carleton.edu/items/show/4471.