Help needed with the shrine room

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Help needed with the shrine room

Postby Ytrog » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:40 pm

I just started a few weeks ago with such a room (I only moved to my current home recently), but I still have a lot to do. It currently has a meditation cushion (zafu, I believe it's called) and there is a statue the Buddha in it, but there is a lot of stuff in there that I would rather have somewhere else (boxes, tools, etc). More importantly the statue should be placed higher, because it now rests on some kind of stool. I would like to make it more shrine like than it currently is.

Any suggestions? What is the proper way to do this?

Many thanks in advance. :anjali:
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Re: Help needed with the shrine room

Postby manas » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:32 pm

Hi Ytrog,
I can't type with left hand so must be brief: Buddha image supposed to be placed at hip-level or higher, I once read (or was it 'must be above hip-level'?)
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Re: Help needed with the shrine room

Postby Ytrog » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:21 pm

manasikara wrote:Hi Ytrog,
I can't type with left hand so must be brief: Buddha image supposed to be placed at hip-level or higher, I once read.


I know that the Buddha image has to be high, but is there anything else that's required or not-done?

Btw, I'm typing from a phone ;)
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Re: Help needed with the shrine room

Postby Monkey Mind » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:18 pm

"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

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Re: Help needed with the shrine room

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:36 pm

People here were posting descriptions/pics of their own shrines on this thread a while ago:
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1810
It may give you more ideas.
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Re: Help needed with the shrine room

Postby Ytrog » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:45 am

Thanks for the pics. I think, I have some idea about what to do.

Btw, those are elaborate :o
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Re: Help needed with the shrine room

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:57 am

Ytrog wrote:Thanks for the pics. I think, I have some idea about what to do.

Btw, those are elaborate :o

Relax ... there's no need to do more than you're absolutely comfortable with.
Actually, there's no need to do anything at all - your state of mind is what matters. If a shrine helps your focus, that's great, go ahead and set one up; if it doesn't, that's equally great, since it means you can meditate anywhere.
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