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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:36 pm

Okay, I'm going to get the nerve up to post a pic :)
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:37 pm

Santeri wrote:Image


I love the multi-levels. It's awesome :)
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Sanghamitta » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:58 pm

Who is the rupa in white porcelaine Santeri ?
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:28 pm

ajahn toh
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:34 pm

jcsuperstar wrote:ajahn toh


An ajahn with his own rupa, I assume he must be pretty famous. Who was he?
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:52 pm

Jechbi wrote:
TheDhamma wrote:I had one of those too (a Jewish grandmother) and she had an antique painting of a Buddha. After she passed, everyone in the family agreed to give that to me and it is one of my most prized possessions, being an image of the Buddha and a family heirloom all-in-one.

Can you post of a pix?
(Of the painting.)
(Or your grandma, either way.)
:thanks:


Sure, no problem, but it won't be for another couple of weeks when I am back at my Las Vegas home.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:29 pm

TheDhamma wrote:
jcsuperstar wrote:ajahn toh


An ajahn with his own rupa, I assume he must be pretty famous. Who was he?


I think it is this ajahn:

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Somdej_Toh

I didn't recognize the name at first.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:47 pm

I think so. This is an image you'll often see:
http://amulet-collection.blogspot.com/2 ... chive.html
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He is extremely revered. We have a life-size statue of him in a shrine in the garden of our Wat...

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:24 am

jcsuperstar wrote:ajahn toh


Thank you.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:06 pm

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:00 pm

Gabe,

Nice use of the mirror!

Santeri,

Nice mix of statues and ajahns!

Ngawang Dorlma,

Nice set-up! i like the little offering bowls. I remember those from the altars at Shambhala Mountain and I usually have some set-up at my altar too.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:20 am

I love this thread!
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but great rivers flow silently.

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saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:26 pm

TheDhamma wrote:Ngawang Dorlma,

Nice set-up! i like the little offering bowls. I remember those from the altars at Shambhala Mountain and I usually have some set-up at my altar too.


Thanks! :)
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Thanavuddho » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:16 pm

TheDhamma wrote:Santeri,
Nice mix of statues and ajahns!


Thank you!

The statue is indeed Phra Ajahn Somdet Toh. I got it from one of he's monasteries in Bangkok before I returned to Finland. There are a lot of stories about Somdet Toh, some of them I can't understand. Nevertheless he was a great monk and very popular among the thais. Some people say he was a bodhisatta, some even say he was a emanation of Metteya, but I can't understand what this means.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:14 pm

Jechbi wrote:
TheDhamma wrote:I had one of those too (a Jewish grandmother) and she had an antique painting of a Buddha. After she passed, everyone in the family agreed to give that to me and it is one of my most prized possessions, being an image of the Buddha and a family heirloom all-in-one.

Can you post of a pix?
(Of the painting.)
(Or your grandma, either way.)
:thanks:



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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:29 pm

Very nice, David!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

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sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:28 pm

here is my shrine now
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby wrbergman » Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:33 am

Greetings and Blessings,

Here is my little shrine area. I took a closet area, removed the doors.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby bodhabill » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:21 am

Hi All

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Ben » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:40 am

Great photos, gentlemen!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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