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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:40 pm

Ben wrote:Great photos, gentlemen!


I agree, excellent photos and shrines! Manapa, it looks like you have almost the entire Nikayas collection there.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby BudSas » Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:28 pm

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby jcsuperstar » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:31 pm

awesome! whered you get that baby buddha? i so want one of those
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby BudSas » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:14 am

jcsuperstar wrote:awesome! whered you get that baby buddha? i so want one of those


I got it from the Thai Temple in Lumbini, Nepal.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:51 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:
Ben wrote:Great photos, gentlemen!


I agree, excellent photos and shrines! Manapa, it looks like you have almost the entire Nikayas collection there.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Laurens » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:14 pm

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I keep it fairly simple. I recently bought the Buddha statue off ebay at a reasonible price, its quite a nice statue but when it arrived it had the most awful paint job! So I decided to paint it black and it does look a whole lot better now! I feel like I need to get some better flowers too...
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:43 pm

here is a better resolution image
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Reductor » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:19 pm

Here's my shrine. I'm sure it could be improved, but it performs its function.

As you can see, I don't do candles or incense.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:01 am

winter updates and changes

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:48 am

different view

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby EricJ » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:40 am

Very beautiful, JC. Just out of curiosity, where did you get that tapestry? I have been looking for just such an item online, with little success.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:22 am

EricJ wrote:Very beautiful, JC. Just out of curiosity, where did you get that tapestry? I have been looking for just such an item online, with little success.

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its a flag, you can get them easy in Bangkok(you'll see them flying at every temple in Thailand), but also for the non-traveling type, eBay has many sizes too, well last time i checked.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby octathlon » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:57 am

I finally made a shrine; it may not be quite finished yet...
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Reductor » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:56 am

octathlon wrote:I finally made a shrine; it may not be quite finished yet...


Hey, that's really very lovely. I like it.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:07 am

:twothumbsup: i like the disk behind him
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:09 pm

Beautiful shrines, JC and octathlon!

What a beautiful painting at your shrine, thereductor! The Buddha did like forests!
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Viriya » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:39 am

Jcsuperstar, the flowers on your shrine are truly beautiful! ^^ What a good reminder of impermanence!
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby plwk » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:48 am

In memorial of our beloved Dhamma brother JC....
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Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Viriya » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:56 pm

My shrine. I know by all means the buddha rupas should be at a higher level than the offerings, but I just couldn't make it work in a small space. (=

My heart also goes out to jc and those who knew him.

May he have every good blessing,
may the devas protect him,
Through the power of all the Buddhas,
may he always be well. :anjali:
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Reductor » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:29 pm

Viriya wrote:My shrine. I know by all means the buddha rupas should be at a higher level than the offerings, but I just couldn't make it work in a small space. (=


It looks like a very fine shrine, so don't fret about the height of the rupa. :twothumbsup:
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