21. Maitreya Buddha
Style: All-Color (tson-thang)

Maitreya is a bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. In Sanskrit, Maitreya means, “friend of living kindness.” His hands resemble this definition by being in the Abhayamudra. This symbolizes protection, peace, and the dispelling of fear. The monk is giving homage to Maitreya Buddha in Tusita Heaven.