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My Shrine

Postby theravada_guy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:36 am

Greetings everyone,

I just tonight got my shrine up and, mostly finished. I still need to get a little stand to place the Buddha rupa on and maybe a new candle holder. But, other than those two things, it's done! The quality may not be so great, considering it was taken on a cell phone and the lighting was bad, even with the flash turned on. But you can get the basic idea.
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Re: My Shrine

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:49 am

Very simple just like mine. I like it. :thumbsup:

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Re: My Shrine

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:17 am

Well done TG!
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: My Shrine

Postby Tex » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:40 am

bodom wrote:Very simple just like mine. I like it.


Mine too, utilitarian for the win!

I especially like the rupa in that pic.
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Re: My Shrine

Postby theravada_guy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:19 am

Tex,

Yeah, I like it too. When I found it on eBay it was perfect. It's nine inches tall, faux bronze metal. The mudra is the normal position the hands are in during insight meditation, rather than the zazen mudra. They described it as vintage, and it does have some wear on it. But it was affordable and it spoke to me, so I bought it.

bodom,

Hehe, yeah, simple for me...I wouldn't have it any other way. Like I said, the only other thing that's going on there is a stand for the rupa. Even it is going to be simple. At first I wasn't going to get the stand, but then I got the flowers and they are almost equal height to the rupa's head, so I knew I had to get something. And, right now, I don't have anything.

All in all the shrine is setup on a dresser of drawers type thing at the head of my bed. There are still a few things that are set higher than the rupa, but it's the best I could do. I know when I sit down in front of it, it's a perfect setting when looking up at it. I tried to follow the instructions in Bhante Gunaratana's "Bhavana Vandana" as best as I could. It's actually a pretty good book. Lulu.com sells it.
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Re: My Shrine

Postby LauraJ » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:34 am

It's lovely :twothumbsup:
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Re: My Shrine

Postby theravada_guy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:57 am

Thanks Laura!
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Re: My Shrine

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:15 am

theravada_guy wrote:They described it as vintage, and it does have some wear on it. But it was affordable and it spoke to me, so I bought it.


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It looks good!

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Re: My Shrine

Postby Butrfly_Nirvana » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:55 pm

:meditate:

I like it. It's simple like mine as well! I am still waiting to get the statue I've chosen, but once I do I'll post a pic as well! Very nice!
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