The Suburban Monk

Mini Inspirational Monk - Starter Kit Case of 10

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.


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


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!


Unique Gift

11/3/2017 by Marilynn

I gave this to my daughter who travels a lot. She absolutely adores him & takes him everywhere. He makes her happy!


Travel Companion

11/3/2017 by Marilynn

I love this little happy guy! He is the perfect size for traveling. Very good quality & well made. The design is perfect. I like the practical side where I can put my rings on him when traveling. A good buddy to have! A good gift for family & friends.


Suburban Monk - Ebony & Indigo

10/29/2017 by Rosalie

Purchased these for my daughter's birthday. Could not decide which one to purchase, so she got two of them. She was absolutely delighted.


Love my little man!!!

8/30/2017 by Mac

Bought two of these in appropriate colors for my retirement phase of life. They are lovely! Bought a third one as a gift, and may well buy a few more. They're charming.



5/3/2017 by Philip

They were perfect
Many thanks

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The Suburban Monk Story

How can you not smile at Syd?

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. Read More Read Less