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Re: Miscellaneous Photos

Post by Ben » Sun May 03, 2009 12:40 am

Hi Zavk
zavk wrote:Nice altar, Retro.

I've been meaning to get a Buddha rupa. Where did you get yours?

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Keep an eye on the Theosophical Bookshop in Russell Street, Melbourne. They sometimes have quite acceptableThai-style rupas that don't have the mass production or garden gnome look. I picked up a 30cm bronze(?) statue for about $120 about 18 months ago. The Theosophical Bookshop also has no shortage of a number of Tibetan-style rupas, but they are small and very expensive - probably due to the gold paint. They're not my cup of tea. Another place to go is some of the Asian antique shops at the Kew end of Victoria Street. I found a painted solid alabaster Mandalay-style rupa - it would have been about 50-60cm in height. It was incredibly beautiful and exactly what I was looking for. However the price at around $2,000 - I could have financed a trip to Burma and returned with one (if not more).
If you are ever driving to Bendigo, apparently there is a Buddha shop on the way in Malmsbury. My wife brought home a beautiful wooden thai rupa that is painted black with some gold highlights from there.
No doubt you'll see my small collection when you come down here to interrogate me!
Cheers

Ben
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Post by retrofuturist » Sun May 03, 2009 12:56 am

Greetings Ben,
Ben wrote:If you are ever driving to Bendigo, apparently there is a Buddha shop on the way in Malmsbury.
Any info you can find out about this would be appreciated... if I'm out that way again, I'll certainly be interested in checking it out!

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Re: Miscellaneous Photos

Post by Ben » Sun May 03, 2009 12:59 am

OK Retro,
Malmsbury is pretty small and it consists of the one strip of shops on either side of the Highway. If I know my good wife, it would be within sight of the Malmsbury Bakery! I'll get more precise directions tonight when she's home from her hoof-trimming workshop.
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EDIT: I just spoke to her and it is in the main drag (Calder Hwy/Mollison St), close to the Bakery but it is not called 'the Buddha Shop' but something else. Kylie said you should go into the backroom as 'they have heaps of them there'.
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Post by retrofuturist » Sun May 03, 2009 1:37 am

Thanks Ben.

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Post by zavk » Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:20 am

Was looking through some old pics and found this of a man doing walking meditation in a small Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
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Post by zavk » Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:28 am

I'll add these two pics as well:
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Post by thornbush » Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:31 am

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Post by Ngawang Drolma. » Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:28 pm

As soon as I straighten up my living room I'm going to post my rupa.
I love looking at it throughout the day. It's the one I got that's 22" high (I think-maybe 29").

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Post by Aloka » Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:32 pm

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This is a lovely Buddha statue I saw when visiting the UK Amaravati Monastery.


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Post by BudSas » Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:52 pm

Taken at a Theravada temple in Ho Chi Minh City, VN:
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