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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orange suburban monk

1/5/2018 by Kathleen

I gave this to someone who studies Buddhism and who's going through some challenges. He keeps it on his desk and appreciates the whole idea of the smiling buddha giving him two thumbs up. It's simultaneously amusing and inspiring. Nicely packaged for gift giving.More > < Less


A more uplifting Zen experience

1/5/2018 by William

To achieve lasting happiness one needs a positive symbol of the joy of life.



12/28/2017 by Donna

I bought 20 of these little monks for gifts this year. I brought them to friends homes for hostess gifts I put them as stocking stuffers. I gave them to family membersand friend. I told them put them by your bed and look a him when you wake up How could you ever have a bad day after seeing that happy happy little fellow
I have them all over my house in all different colors. They make me happy to
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My happy companion

12/28/2017 by Kevin

I love my new Buddha. It helps remind me of my happy place each morning.
I'm very happy with it. Good quality and a good price.


So cute!

11/10/2017 by Annie

Love my little monk. Don't know if my green guy will make me prosperous, but he's really cute!

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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.