BRYAN EATON/Staff photo. The buddha statue was a gift from a buddhist I know at the Great Pond Sangha. This buddha was at the sangha for over 10 years and he gave it to me as an office welcoming gift when I moved into my office space in Newburyport. Wishes of peace, prosperity, happiness and love came with it : ) Buddhas are a wonderful reminder of peace, compassion, kindness and being centered. I often connect with those emotions and energy when I look at it.