your home altar/shrine

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:36 pm

Okay, I'm going to get the nerve up to post a pic :)
Coming soon...

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Post by Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:37 pm

Santeri wrote:Image
I love the multi-levels. It's awesome :)

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by Sanghamitta » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:58 pm

Who is the rupa in white porcelaine Santeri ?
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Post by jcsuperstar » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:28 pm

ajahn toh
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by DNS » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:34 pm

jcsuperstar wrote:ajahn toh
An ajahn with his own rupa, I assume he must be pretty famous. Who was he?

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Post by DNS » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:52 pm

Jechbi wrote:
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.)
:thanks:
Sure, no problem, but it won't be for another couple of weeks when I am back at my Las Vegas home.

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Post by DNS » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:29 pm

TheDhamma wrote:
jcsuperstar wrote:ajahn toh
An ajahn with his own rupa, I assume he must be pretty famous. Who was he?
I think it is this ajahn:

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Somdej_Toh" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I didn't recognize the name at first.

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Post by mikenz66 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:47 pm

I think so. This is an image you'll often see:
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He is extremely revered. We have a life-size statue of him in a shrine in the garden of our Wat...

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by Sanghamitta » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:24 am

jcsuperstar wrote:ajahn toh
Thank you.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by DNS » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:00 pm

Gabe,

Nice use of the mirror!

Santeri,

Nice mix of statues and ajahns!

Ngawang Dorlma,

Nice set-up! i like the little offering bowls. I remember those from the altars at Shambhala Mountain and I usually have some set-up at my altar too.

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by Ben » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:20 am

I love this thread!
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by Ngawang Drolma. » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:26 pm

TheDhamma wrote: Ngawang Dorlma,

Nice set-up! i like the little offering bowls. I remember those from the altars at Shambhala Mountain and I usually have some set-up at my altar too.
Thanks! :)

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by Thanavuddho » Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:16 pm

TheDhamma wrote: Santeri,
Nice mix of statues and ajahns!
Thank you!

The statue is indeed Phra Ajahn Somdet Toh. I got it from one of he's monasteries in Bangkok before I returned to Finland. There are a lot of stories about Somdet Toh, some of them I can't understand. Nevertheless he was a great monk and very popular among the thais. Some people say he was a bodhisatta, some even say he was a emanation of Metteya, but I can't understand what this means.

Legends of Somdet Toh
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Post by DNS » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:14 pm

Jechbi wrote:
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.)
:thanks:

Image

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by Ben » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:29 pm

Very nice, David!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Post by Cittasanto » Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:28 pm

here is my shrine now
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by wrbergman » Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:33 am

Greetings and Blessings,

Here is my little shrine area. I took a closet area, removed the doors.

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Post by bodhabill » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:21 am

Hi All

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Post by Ben » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:40 am

Great photos, gentlemen!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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