your home altar/shrine

Pictures of revered teachers, places, rupas, temples, bhikkhus, shrine rooms etc. that bring inspiration to our members. Pilgrimage advice, devotion etc.
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Sea Turtle wrote: Very nice, BlkMettaCat. I always like when the Buddha is seated in a high place.
Thank you!

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My altar reflects my vast cultural background thanks to my relatives. It is a constant work in progress. Sometimes i go back to simplicity and remove a lot of items for a season.
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MaeCheeWannabe wrote:My altar reflects my vast cultural background thanks to my relatives. It is a constant work in progress. Sometimes i go back to simplicity and remove a lot of items for a season.
Looks beautiful! :namaste:
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MaeCheeWannabe wrote:My altar reflects my vast cultural background thanks to my relatives. It is a constant work in progress. Sometimes i go back to simplicity and remove a lot of items for a season.
Hi MaeChee,

Your altar reflects two or more religious faiths, but centering on the Buddha. Very good!

How do you reduce the 'size' of each of your pictures for posting here?

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Here's mine for now. I will be getting a new Buddha statue soon. I will post another picture when it's updated.

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Just redid mine to add the small altar tables. This is the top two shelves of a built-in bookcase.

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Just got a new* rupa. Found it on Amazon. It's 11" high.
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*I snapped the head off while I was unpacking it. It's obviously not of solid build - it was only USD $20. It glued back together nicely, though. I consider it a lesson learned: "Remember, Dan, it is just a statue ..." Having it be imperfect is oddly comforting.

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Thought of posting this since I want to start a daily refuge/sutta recitation routine.

The black rock statue is from Sarnath (place where the Buddha gave his first sermon) when I visited India in 2004.
The sandalwood statue is from Polonnaruwa (one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka) a few years ago.
The tiny bo leaf shaped figure was given to me by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (he said the monks made them - I think from mud) when I visited Wat Metta a couple of years ago.
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Hi this is a home altar garden: Only one Buddha image in the centre with the plants, Gasteria 'Green Ice" and Echeveria 'Black Prince".
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The Parinibbana statue is going to get some wood to rest on. The wood needs a little curve to it, the statue is curved so his feet are suspended in midair, doesn't seem comfortable.
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Hi, What's in front of the photo of Ajahn Brahm?

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It's my pass for his weekend retreat in London which they gave when I signed in and all attendees had to wear it on their blouse/jacket.

Here are his talks of that retreat (5 in number):

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Early this morning. A few artistic touches applied in Photoshop. The forum software does not allow large file sizes so quality must suffer a bit.

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I have moved house and I have finally been able to allot a small space of my new flat to a meditation area + small Buddha shrine :buddha1: .
Here it is:
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