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Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Mon May 04, 2009 5:10 pm

I am so excited, I wanted to share this. I found an amazing deal on a rupa, so I bought it. It was only $49.00 USD with free shipping! Normally something this size would go for much more. I think there's more in stock if anyone is interested and likes to shop online. I can give more details.

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Peaceful and contemplative figure of the Buddha in classic meditation pose. Antique bronze with hand-finished details. Features archetypal markings and appearance as depicted in traditional Buddha art.

* Antique bronze finish.
* Hand-finished details.
* 15 1/2" wide.
* 21" high.


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Re: Rupa

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon May 04, 2009 6:32 pm

:thumbsup:

That is a good price for 21" high. It is a great, beautiful rupa. I wonder if the good price is because it looks like it is offered at Lamps Plus? It could be that they do not know the value of what they could get for it. Shops that specialize in Buddhist rupas seem to charge much more.

I would get one, but my house already looks like a vihara with statues, thangkas, gongs, and cushions all over the place. :tongue:
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Re: Rupa

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Mon May 04, 2009 7:52 pm

Dear TheDhamma,

I can't understand the price either. But I'm glad for it :clap:
Don't you run a dhamma center out of your home? I would love to do such a thing one day.
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Re: Rupa

Postby Cittasanto » Mon May 04, 2009 8:33 pm

that is cheep and quite a nice one, on your comment to the Dhamma, it would be nice to be able to do that.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Rupa

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue May 05, 2009 3:26 am

Ngawang Drolma wrote:Don't you run a dhamma center out of your home? I would love to do such a thing one day.

Yes, this is true. It is a great way to practice and have community and spread Dhamma all in one.
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Re: Rupa

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Thu May 07, 2009 10:09 pm

I found out why it was so cheap :cry: It comes in a hundred pieces.

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The good news is that they're sending another and all I had to do was send them a pic of the broken one, which saves me a trip to the Fed Ex store.

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Re: Rupa

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu May 07, 2009 10:35 pm

Ngawang Drolma wrote:I found out why it was so cheap :cry: It comes in a hundred pieces.

Oh no! Talk about anicca! This is too fast, even for anicca!

Glad that they will send another one! :thumbsup:
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Re: Rupa

Postby Cittasanto » Thu May 07, 2009 10:51 pm

TheDhamma wrote:
Ngawang Drolma wrote:I found out why it was so cheap :cry: It comes in a hundred pieces.

Oh no! Talk about anicca! This is too fast, even for anicca!

Glad that they will send another one! :thumbsup:



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Re: Rupa

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Thu May 07, 2009 11:26 pm

Thanks! :smile:

I made good use of this one though, so it's not going to waste.
I put it outside with the broken part under the dirt.

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Re: Rupa

Postby retrofuturist » Fri May 08, 2009 12:47 am

1 and a half for the price of 1.

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Re: Rupa

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:15 am

I want to share my new shrine with you all :)
For some reason I'm having trouble getting my phone to upload a full-size pic, so I'll try to get a better one tomorrow in the daylight.

Best,
Drolma


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Re: Rupa

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:48 am

I think we'll relocate this thread to the Shrine Room now in anticipation of the higher-resolution shot!

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Re: Rupa

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:24 am

Sounds good! Thanks :)
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Re: Rupa

Postby Ben » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:33 am

Hi Drolma
Thanks for sharing the story of the anicca rupa! Its a lovely statue.
As I am sure Retro will confirm, I've become a bit of a passive 'collector' of rupas as a result of very generous friends and family members.
Lovely shrine, Drolma!
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Re: Rupa

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:31 pm

Ben wrote:Hi Drolma
Thanks for sharing the story of the anicca rupa! Its a lovely statue.
As I am sure Retro will confirm, I've become a bit of a passive 'collector' of rupas as a result of very generous friends and family members.
Lovely shrine, Drolma!
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Re: Rupa

Postby forestmat » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:57 am

Greetings Ngawang,

the Rupa looks great.

The one you put outside would look even better if it was raised up off the floor. :buddha1:

I know you are well intentioned, it's just that having the Buddha at one's feet makes me wince.

Perhaps you could make a small concrete plinth and use the concrete to cover the broken part.

Nevertheless a lovely rupa.

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Re: Rupa

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:14 am

forestmat wrote:Greetings Ngawang,

the Rupa looks great.

The one you put outside would look even better if it was raised up off the floor. :buddha1:

I know you are well intentioned, it's just that having the Buddha at one's feet makes me wince.

Perhaps you could make a small concrete plinth and use the concrete to cover the broken part.

Nevertheless a lovely rupa.

With metta

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Oh, thank you very much forestmat! The one outside is so broken on the bottom part that the only alternative would be to discard it. It seems like a waste and a shame :(
But it really isn't proper to have it at foot level, in the dirt. What to do? Any advice? I planted some baby trees by it. Supposedly they're Bodhi trees but I'm a little fuzzy on that. The person who gave them to me doesn't have English as a first language so the communication was a little confusing.

Thanks for any thoughts!
Drolma :)
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Re: Rupa

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:17 am

I wish I could get a better picture of the shrine inside. Today I bought a stupa to put by the rupa. It's not expensive but it was still exciting for me, to be making this shrine! I had a neat one before but I lost it in the divorce. So I'm starting from scratch.

This picture makes the stupa look big but it's only 5.5" tall. Apologies if this is not a Theravada thing; I don't know. In my tradition the stupa is a symbol of the Buddha's enlightened mind :)


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Re: Rupa

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:35 am

No problem, Drolma!
Personally, I would like to get a replica of the Mahabodhi temple or a replica of Shwedagon for my shrine.
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Re: Rupa

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:14 pm

Beautiful stupa, Drolma! I am a Theravadin, but have a couple of stupas at my place too. It is similar in appearance to the Maha Bodhi Temple replica I have:

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