Stefan wrote:The reason I asked whether it was appropriate to put a rupa in the bedroom, is because perhaps it may be offending to the Buddha as one takes one's clothes off in front of the rupa?
This reminds me of my university days ... When I was a university student, I lived in a small bedroom of the student dormitory, just enough space for a single bed, a study desk, and a bookshelf. I placed a small buddha rupa at the corner of the bookshelf, and that was my mini altar...
The point is it depends on the conditions where we live and our attitude to the rupa. One can quickly change clothes in the bedroom without any thought of being disrespectful. On the other hand, to parade nakedly in front of the rupa is the other extreme one should avoid.