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your home altar/shrine

Pictures of revered teachers, places, rupas, temples, bhikkhus, shrine rooms etc. that bring inspiration to our members. Pilgrimage advice etc.
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Postby Hickersonia » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:37 pm

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).
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Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:39 pm

:thumbsup:

I like it! We always put a tree up (artificial) for Christmas. The Buddha was enlightened under a tree and so were all the previous Buddhas, so I like the symbol of the tree both for Buddhism and for the holiday.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Ben » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:12 pm

Nice photos, Hickersonia.
I often think that Christmas is tailor made for Buddhist holiday.
kind regards,

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Benjamin » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:46 pm

This isn't the best picture quality, but you get the idea! (Click for a larger picture)



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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby daverupa » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:22 pm

Hickersonia's altar is top shelf - you can see trash bins out the window, it's perfect.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby contemplating » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:59 pm

I don't have a shrine room, altar or shrine - am I missing out on anything?

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Benjamin » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:21 pm

It is my understanding that the decision to have a shrine room/altar is very much a matter of personal preference. The Buddha statue itself won't do much but serve as a visual representation of your practice. It can be a wonderful reminder of the Dhamma, or just (as many people now have) a decoration in a living room. Your mind will determine what you make of your shrine/altar.

As for myself, mine is basically the only thing in my bedroom besides the rug on the floor, so it is nearly impossible to miss. Everything else, including my bed, stays in the closet. I understand that my example is a bit extreme, but it helps me in my practice and thats what matters!

If you think it is something that you would benefit from, then I certainly recommend it. It doesn't have to be a costly endeavor either.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Sylvester » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:35 am

My home shrine. Did some gilding (pit-thong) myself on the First Sermon rupa.

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Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:06 am

Nice shrine.


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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby VictoryInTruth » Fri May 03, 2013 5:33 pm

Got a new Buddha statue for my little shrine and wanted to show it to all of you. I believe that the pose of this Buddha statue is a Blessing pose. If I am wrong please feel free to correct me. :anjali:
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby ommunimuni » Thu May 23, 2013 4:45 pm

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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