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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Ben » Fri May 24, 2013 9:14 am

ommunimuni wrote:I have been so inspired by all of your photos that I thought I would upload my own.
All ready for Vesak Day here in Malaysia tomorrow.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby ommunimuni » Fri May 24, 2013 2:32 pm

Ben wrote:
ommunimuni wrote:I have been so inspired by all of your photos that I thought I would upload my own.
All ready for Vesak Day here in Malaysia tomorrow.

With Metta,

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Beautiful!


Thank you, Ben.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Hickersonia » Fri May 24, 2013 2:55 pm

Well, we've moved so my shrine has been relocated. Also, my father died a couple of days ago which prompted a couple of additional changes.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Benjamin » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:38 am

Crazy cloud wrote:Image



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Re: your home altar/shrine

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby marc108 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:27 am

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WOW! beautiful!
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby steinghan » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:26 pm

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Jon. S » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:11 am

Hello all, I am new to the forums. A bit more zen-oriented, but nonetheless here it is. :namaste:

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby nibbuti » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:00 pm

Hickersonia wrote:Well, we've moved so my shrine has been relocated. Also, my father died a couple of days ago which prompted a couple of additional changes.

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Be well, friends.

I'm sorry about your father, Hickersonia.

Humble and lovely shrine there.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Hickersonia » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:32 pm

nibbuti wrote:I'm sorry about your father, Hickersonia.

Humble and lovely shrine there.

:bow:

Thank you, friend. I hope you are well! :anjali:
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Reductor » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:13 am

Jon. S wrote:Hello all, I am new to the forums. A bit more zen-oriented, but nonetheless here it is. :namaste:

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I like that rupa. What style is it?
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Jon. S » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:51 am

Reductor wrote:
Jon. S wrote:Hello all, I am new to the forums. A bit more zen-oriented, but nonetheless here it is. :namaste:

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I like that rupa. What style is it?

I'm not too sure, I got it over at Buddhagroove. I think it may be Chinese, possibly Japanese. Again not too sure. Also, I looked and they don't sell it on the site anymore :shrug:
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Bodharma » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:21 pm

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This is my shrine. I have a scent diffuser rather than incense burner due to my wife's asthma.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Jon. S » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:39 pm

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby sattva » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:26 am

Hickersonia wrote:I know this might sound a little silly, but did anyone else decorate for Christmas?

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My son seemed to appreciate it, and my wife got a laught out of it (which makes it all worthwhile).


I did but did not do as good a job as you! Next year, I hope to do a small tabletop Buddhist and nature Christmas tree!
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Hiker » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:18 pm

Our little shrine consists of a small Gandharan Buddha from Afghanistan, made in the 2nd century (if the art dealer is to be believed). It is made from pink schist, and was once part of a frieze. My 17 year-old son helped in the design and construction of the stand.

My wife added the orange. She was raised Catholic in a very remote village in Mexico where Christianity is but a thin veneer over the much more ancient indigenous religion. When our Buddha appeared on the wall, she instinctively began making the standard offerings of fruit and copal incense, as she does with the various saints that already populate our home.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Hickersonia » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:56 am

Hiker wrote:Our little shrine consists of a small Gandharan Buddha from Afghanistan, made in the 2nd century (if the art dealer is to be believed). It is made from pink schist, and was once part of a frieze. My 17 year-old son helped in the design and construction of the stand.

My wife added the orange. She was raised Catholic in a very remote village in Mexico where Christianity is but a thin veneer over the much more ancient indigenous religion. When our Buddha appeared on the wall, she instinctively began making the standard offerings of fruit and copal incense, as she does with the various saints that already populate our home.

Absolutely wonderful shrine, my friend, regardless of how much we trust the art dealer. :) :anjali:
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Hickersonia » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:27 pm

My shrine and meditation area has received some updates since Christmas as a result of some generous gifts from family and friends (Thank you!).
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The new rupa required the creation of a sort of stand on which to sit, which was mostly "recycled." My wife was kind enough to help me figure out a way to hang the dharmachakra image behind the new rupa. I'll eventually get something else on which to put my parents' and grandpa's picture, but for now the old folding table will be OK.

Clearly I have more books than I can properly store on the smallish bookshelf... I'm going to have to offer some of them on here or on Dharma Wheel when I get a moment -- most of them are Mahayana texts I don't think I'll re-read so it does seem a little cluttered at the moment.

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Ajahn Chah is featured prominently now -- I've recently realized just how important his having taught the Dhamma has been to me as many Dhamma books I've read (minus the Nikayas themselves) have been written by monks who trained under him (some have been recounts of teachings given by Chah himself). The monks represented on the bottom row are, going left to right: Bhikkhu Bodhi, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Sumedho, and Thích Nhất Hạnh. Some may also recognize the Chanting Guide as the same one offered so kindly by Metta Forest Monastery in California.

It is always skillful to remember how much we have been helped by those who wear the robes. :anjali:
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Caldorian » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:30 pm

Since I moved in with my partner, I have gotten my own shrine & meditation room; I'm very grateful for this privilege. :)

As you can see, it's fairly representative of my dual Theravāda and Zen roots, although I tend to err on the side of Zen aesthetics and of Theravāda practice. :yingyang:

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Hickersonia » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:38 pm

Caldorian wrote:Since I moved in with my partner, I have gotten my own shrine & meditation room; I'm very grateful for this privilege. :)

As you can see, it's fairly representative of my dual Theravāda and Zen roots, although I tend to err on the side of Zen aesthetics and of Theravāda practice. :yingyang:


I can certainly appreciate the "zen" appearance. Very comfy-looking, to me at least. I hope you and your partner are both happy and well! :anjali:
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