Create a Buddha sculpture/figure harmoniously fitting the Estonian cultural context for the Bodhi Temple. Various Buddhist traditions have distinct cultural depictions of what Buddha might have looked like. The typical Buddha figure in China resembles the Chinese, in Tibet the Tibetans, and so on. The goal is to create a Buddha sculpture/figure that harmoniously fits the Estonian cultural context, representing at the same time the Estonian Theravada Sangha.
The central element is the personality of Buddha, expressing magnificence, the nature of an enlightened being, yet being simple and realistic. The key characteristics defining the artwork are: "harmony," "peace," "joy," "balance," "mental calmness," and "bliss associated with enlightenment." Buddha must be seated in a full or half lotus position, hands resting on each other in the lap (meditative posture), with closed eyes. The face should convey tranquility and a hint of joy, clarity, and bliss. Earlobes must be hanging and elongated, head bald. The robe should cover the entire body, except for the head, neck, hands, and soles of the feet (see examples provided in the appendix). The statue can be on a base (ordinary, with lotus motifs, etc.). The artist can decide on the material used, but it must allow for future shaping. The sculpture must be easy to maintain and preserve its appearance and form over time. The sculpture must not have protruding, cutting, or otherwise shape-related parts that could cause harm to individuals in contact with the figure. The height of the sculpture should be 2 meters.
If necessary, existing ideas related to Buddha sculptures can be used (see examples below). A prerequisite is the author's consent to transfer the intellectual property rights of the created work to the Estonian Theravada Sangha or granting permission for the perpetual use and reproduction of the work.