your home altar/shrine

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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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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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This thread has been a great inspiration. Just wanted to share this pic of my shrine at home:
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soothing to see..... :meditate:

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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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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?
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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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Here's mine ... fairly simple & minimal ...
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I decided to redo my home altar and incorporate my larger statue.
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cookiemonster wrote:Here's mine ... fairly simple & minimal ...
It's actually really nice. Is it made out of wood?

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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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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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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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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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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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