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Vipassana Foundation

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:00 pm

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Vipassana Foundation, Las Vegas, Nevada The shrine room at my place.
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Re: Vipassana Foundation

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:44 pm

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The other side of the meditation hall
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Re: Vipassana Foundation

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:13 pm

That's very nice David!
Thank you for sharing!
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Re: Vipassana Foundation

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:00 pm

Greetings David,

What's the "gold leaf" style thing over the Buddha?

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Re: Vipassana Foundation

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:14 am

retrofuturist wrote:What's the "gold leaf" style thing over the Buddha?

It's just an artistic decoration. That decoration, the sitting "earth witness" Buddha, the altar table (shown in photo) and another 7 ft. Buddha statue (not shown) were all bought at the same store. They come from Thailand where they were hand-carved.
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Re: Vipassana Foundation

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:35 am

Its beautiful David.
Very inspiring!

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Re: Vipassana Foundation

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:15 am

Hi Ben,

Thanks! :thanks:
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Re: Vipassana Foundation

Postby Tex » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:48 am

What a wonderful room, including the view!
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Re: Vipassana Foundation

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:12 am

Tex wrote:What a wonderful room, including the view!

Thanks! Here are some more pictures showing the view over at this topic:

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Re: Vipassana Foundation

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:18 am

I wish I could sit and meditate in front of that shrine. It's so beautiful and peaceful.
Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Vipassana Foundation

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:48 am

nice!!!!
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