Wooden Weeping Buddha Statues | Yogi Statues Known simply as the weeping Buddha statue or Yogi statue. These carvings are a truly wonderful gift for a friend or family member going through a tough time, as they are said to help ease their troubles and help them through things. The story behind the legend of the Weeping Buddha statue is as follows: In ancient times two warriors confronted each other in numerous battles. Both of them wore masks and never saw each other's face. After many such encounters the older warrior killed the younger one. Upon removing his mask he discovered he had killed his own long lost son. The Weeping Buddha is the warrior filled with sorrow. By touching the back of the Buddha one is supposed to pass all of your sorrow and troubles on to the Weeping Buddha, thus making life a little better for you. Each and every Weeping Buddha statue on our site is a Genuine Hand carved item, meaning it has been carved with true spiritual meaning and passion by our Buddhist artists.