The Mahayana Buddhist prophecy predicts the coming of the future Buddha – Maitreya. In the distant future, Maitreya Buddha will return to earth and reteach the Dharma to sentient life. However, for now Maitreya waits in the Buddhist heaven – Tusita – sitting on his throne until it is time for him to return. As a result, our beautiful handmade Maitreya Buddha statues for sale depict him as he would appear in Tusita Heaven. Maitreya statues depict the Dharmachakra mudra which implies setting the wheel of Dharma in motion once again. Additionally, our Maitreya Buddha statues portray the future Buddha sitting upright in a chair. This is a unique feature that is attributed to Maitreya Buddha.