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Amitabha Buddha

Meet the Buddha.

This sculpture of the Buddha was carved from volcanic rock over 1000 years ago. The Buddha was an Indian prince who gave up his riches to search for peace and enlightenment. He achieved this through meditation, sitting in deep thought.

Look at how this Buddha is sitting. Try to sit like the Buddha. Can you bend your legs and feet? Copy his hand gestures or mudra.

Find more sculptures of the Buddha nearby. List the things you notice that are the same on all the sculptures.

Choose your favourite Buddha sculpture and draw it.


At home

Notice how many Buddha sculptures you see in everyday life in gardens, cafes and restaurants and people’s homes. Do they all look the same? What are they made of?