your home altar/shrine

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by sattva » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:39 am

Didn't realize how boring my altars are until I looked at these again. Makes me want to spruce mine up a bit. This is what I have now.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by FutureBhikkhu » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:03 pm

sattva wrote:Didn't realize how boring my altars are until I looked at these again. Makes me want to spruce mine up a bit. This is what I have now.
My friend Sattva, whether altars are highly decorated and fanciful, or stripped back and simple, keep the primary intention in mind of what the meaning/meanings behind these physical forms represent. ;)
Keep on developing the causes of the Ultimate. Moreover, use your ingenuity to find novel ways to do acts of Goodness.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by kammatthana » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:23 am

This thread has been a great inspiration. Just wanted to share this pic of my shrine at home:
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by denise » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:54 am

soothing to see..... :meditate:

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by BlkMettaCat » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:00 pm

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Small shrine I have on my wall. I have another larger statute but it doesn't have an altar yet.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by Cittasanto » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:42 pm

BlkMettaCat wrote:
2015-12-04 11.58.46 - Copy.jpg
Small shrine I have on my wall. I have another larger statute but it doesn't have an altar yet.
What's the shelf square thing called?
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by BlkMettaCat » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:33 am

Cittasanto wrote:
BlkMettaCat wrote:
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Small shrine I have on my wall. I have another larger statute but it doesn't have an altar yet.
What's the shelf square thing called?
it's called a square floating shelf. I have two of them that my mom bought me a couple of years ago.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by cookiemonster » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:50 pm

Here's mine ... fairly simple & minimal ...
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by BlkMettaCat » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:34 am

I decided to redo my home altar and incorporate my larger statue.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by samseva » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:58 am

cookiemonster wrote:Here's mine ... fairly simple & minimal ...
It's actually really nice. Is it made out of wood?

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by cookiemonster » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:01 am

samseva wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:Here's mine ... fairly simple & minimal ...
It's actually really nice. Is it made out of wood?
Yes, solid teakwood actually, so it's both light and durable.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by Sea Turtle » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:57 pm

BlkMettaCat wrote:I decided to redo my home altar and incorporate my larger statue.


Very nice, BlkMettaCat. I always like when the Buddha is seated in a high place.
cookiemonster wrote:Here's mine ... fairly simple & minimal ...
That is simply gorgeous. My mind is settling just gazing upon it.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by cookiemonster » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:47 pm

Sea Turtle wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:Here's mine ... fairly simple & minimal ...
That is simply gorgeous. My mind is settling just gazing upon it.

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Yes, wood is warming, grounding, and settling to me too. Although I liked many designs made out of metal, stone, or plastic, I felt that those materials possessed too much "cold energy" for me.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by Cittasanto » Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:58 pm

cookiemonster wrote:
Sea Turtle wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:Here's mine ... fairly simple & minimal ...
That is simply gorgeous. My mind is settling just gazing upon it.

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Yes, wood is warming, grounding, and settling to me too. Although I liked many designs made out of metal, stone, or plastic, I felt that those materials possessed too much "cold energy" for me.
where did you get the Rupa?

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by cookiemonster » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:34 am

Cittasanto wrote:
cookiemonster wrote: Yes, wood is warming, grounding, and settling to me too. Although I liked many designs made out of metal, stone, or plastic, I felt that those materials possessed too much "cold energy" for me.
where did you get the Rupa?

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