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The Suburban Monk

Mini Inspirational Monk

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Reviews (4.8 out of 5 Grommets)

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Cute, happy, & small

1/15/2017 by Karen

It is quite cute and the woman I gave it to adored it! She loves purple!


Syd was a BIG hit!

1/13/2017 by Julie

I purchased 3 of the Monks in different colors for different people and each was a big hit with my loved ones. I took each one out of the package before I wrapped them and found myself smiling. They have that blissful look and a familiar feel. I'm very happy with this purchase.


I love this little guy!

12/20/2016 by CNC

The Grommet has such unique offerings. I've never seen this item anywhere else. I have my inspirational monk on my desk at work. Anytime I start to feel a little stressed, which is more often than not, I look at him and smile and feel grounded again. Thank you!



2/13/2019 by Rob

My daughter liked it


she loves him

1/2/2019 by Vaughan

My daughter in law is a fan of all things Buddish (sp?) just tickles her....and why not?


My monk makes me smile

5/16/2018 by Linda

Gotta love anything that makes you smile.



12/28/2017 by karen s

I rub his tummy as I sit at my computer.



1/19/2017 by Karen

This is mini but cute, I gave to a girlfriend that is learning to meditate and she loved it. It now has a special place in her meditation room.


Great quality and...

3/25/2019 by Tanya Lynn

What a kool item- unfortunately, this little guy is really little. The expression and weight are great but too small for my taste...

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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