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your home altar/shrine

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:51 am

post pics!!!
here's mine as of today sorry theres a bit of a mess going on
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Ben » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:41 am

That's beautiful, JC!
Thank you for sharing!
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:47 am

nice,
nothing so ellaborate for me! I have some shelves I have my Suttas and some comentaries on, and some pictres of me with or monks on their own.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby clw_uk » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:46 am

Wow thats really nice, mine is just a buddha statue on a table with some candles and incense burners


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p.s. like the two pics of the ajahns :lol:
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:47 pm

JC, how beautiful! Thanks for sharing that! :)
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:16 pm

you guys gotta post yours too!!!

the dhammawheel flags is from thailand, most of the altar is from thailand cept for the fake insence is korean, the bodhidharma is japanese and the lotus lights are chinese oh and the kata wrapped around the "main" buddha is tibetan, it was wrapped around my wife by the priest when she married us and i think she said given to her by the dalai lama

this altar didnt happen over night , its took years of finding pieces, the main buddha was a bday gift, etc. and theres still i think about 4 more things it needs...
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:35 pm

just to add the main image is the buddha for those born on mondays (me) and the one below him sitting with 2 animals is the one for those born wens night(wife)

now i wanna see your guys' stuffs
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:46 am

jcsuperstar wrote:now i wanna see your guys' stuffs


Hi jc,

Beautiful shrine! I won't re-post my pictures, because they already have been (earlier) here:

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:55 am

jcsuperstar wrote:you guys gotta post yours too!!!

the dhammawheel flags is from thailand, most of the altar is from thailand cept for the fake insence is korean, the bodhidharma is japanese and the lotus lights are chinese oh and the kata wrapped around the "main" buddha is tibetan, it was wrapped around my wife by the priest when she married us and i think she said given to her by the dalai lama

this altar didnt happen over night , its took years of finding pieces, the main buddha was a bday gift, etc. and theres still i think about 4 more things it needs...


I like those lotus lights a lot! I'm going to get some. I was going to mention that earlier.
I'd post my shrine again but now it's loaded up with Tibetan Buddhism stuff, and it may not be of much interest. :)

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:03 am

jcsuperstar wrote:just to add the main image is the buddha for those born on mondays (me)

And me... :group:

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:50 am

and the king of thailand too!! we're in good company i guess!

also tibetan or not i want to see!!
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:17 am

jcsuperstar wrote:also tibetan or not i want to see!!


Okay, I'll get some pics tomorrow :)

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Tex » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:22 pm

Wonderful shrine!

I'll post mine whenever I get my digital camera fixed, but a brief description: a small rectangular bookcase, about the size of an end table, w/ two shelves inside. One shelf houses the Dhamma texts and the other is for binders of printouts and various candles and incense sticks. The top of the shrine has two incense burners, a very small glass vase for flower offerings, and a fired bronze Buddha statue from Thailand raised up on a wooden block above the rest. It's very basic and utilitarian.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby acinteyyo » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:22 pm

my little buddhacorner...
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Avery » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:26 pm

This is an ornamental Buddha my (Jewish) grandmother owned, I find it is a good object of meditation though. Keep it in a good place for meditating :smile:
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Thanavuddho » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:49 pm

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:35 pm

Avery wrote:This is an ornamental Buddha my (Jewish) grandmother owned, I find it is a good object of meditation though. Keep it in a good place for meditating :smile:


I had one of those too (a Jewish grandmother) and she had an antique painting of a Buddha. After she passed, everyone in the family agreed to give that to me and it is one of my most prized possessions, being an image of the Buddha and a family heirloom all-in-one.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:41 pm

acinteyyo,

That's not so "little" :tongue: Beautiful corner and nice painting!

Santeri,

Nice collection of ajahns on your altar. Are they Thai forest tradition?
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Prasadachitta » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:02 pm

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Postby Jechbi » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:02 pm

TheDhamma wrote:I had one of those too (a Jewish grandmother) and she had an antique painting of a Buddha. After she passed, everyone in the family agreed to give that to me and it is one of my most prized possessions, being an image of the Buddha and a family heirloom all-in-one.

Can you post of a pix?
(Of the painting.)
(Or your grandma, either way.)
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