Mini Inspirational Monk

By The Suburban Monk


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Syd is a miniature laughing monk statue with two thumbs up, a joyous smile, and overall good vibes. Each one has a smooth, glossy finish with a different color and meaning. Keep him on your desk, on a shelf, in kitchen, or really anywhere you can see him mid-laugh. He’s a small touch that brightens up the room.

  • Materials: Resin
  • Includes statue and collectable color card
  • Sculptural detail
  • Vibrant, high-gloss finish
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions: 1.75" x 1.5" x 2.5"
  • Weight: 0.13 lb.

36 Reviews (4.8 out of 5 Grommets)

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creates joy!

6/12/2019 by Eileen

Gave a this encouraging Buddha to a few friends that were feeling overwhelmed with stuff at work. Such a cute, encouraging reminder that " You Got This!"More > < Less


Cute Gift!

2/19/2019 by GKL

This little monk is adorable and very well made - cute gift for a colleague, friend, anyone... Looks adorable on my desk and makes me happy.



2/13/2019 by Pilar



Joyful Yellow Little Syd at last!

1/24/2019 by Donna Marie

I finally got monked! Wanted this little guy forever! Little Syd makes me smile and helps me stay happy on days that might be challenging. Thelenging.
The Grommet was a pleasure to buy from and I follow both The Grommet and the inspirational stories from The Suburban Monk both on Facebook!
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Love Syd!

12/22/2018 by Julia

Yes, my Suburban Monk came with a name! I LOVE Syd ~ he makes my heart smile. He's small enough to show up in interesting places and is very photogenic. Also loved the interpretation of his color ~ periwinkle ~ "representing peace and equanimity". Indeed, he fits the bill in his bio ~ soothes and calms the nerves ... and helps us to speak our truth. So fun!More > < Less

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How can you not smile at Syd?

About The Suburban Monk

Blissful Buddha

Syd the laughing monk gives you two thumbs up, a joyous smile, and overall good vibes.

This miniature statue comes in a myriad of glossy colors with different meanings. For example, indigo stands for intuition while the more discreet ebony represents protection and elegance.

Maker Ellen Atkins was in a transitional stage of life and found a fun way to cope. She would dress up a laughing monk statue on her desk with affirmations and quotes. It was a simple gesture that brought her great joy. Now Syd brings color and amusement to other people.

Keep this little guy nestled between books on a shelf, holding your rings with his little arms, spreading good vibes in the kitchen, or hanging out on a friend’s desk. Regardless of where you place him, you’ll find him thumbs-up and mid-chuckle.