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Homemade Buddha scenes & altars

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  • One of the members of our sitting group showed up one day with 7 of these polyurethane garden Buddhas he had scarfed up from a home supply shop in the Bible Belt. He wanted to give them suitable homes.

  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    I don't have my own - some day!

  • I use an iPad as a cybershrine. Just use a looping slideshow to change the focus ...

    https://cundi.weebly.com/yidam.html

  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    They're beautiful, @David.

    David
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    @lobster said:
    Here is the Buddha Nature 'natural shrine' I pictured two days ago

    Did I go wrong again ... :3

    You certainly did not go wrong. Beautiful natural shrine. 💚💚💚

    Dhammika
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    My Buddha shrine is currently dismantled, as I'm moving house soon. Will keep you all apprised of its new 'construction' as and when. (I also plan on having an outside 'shrine' in my new garden....!)

    Hozan
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    @federica said:
    My Buddha shrine is currently dismantled, as I'm moving house soon. Will keep you all apprised of its new 'construction' as and when. (I also plan on having an outside 'shrine' in my new garden....!)

    Looking forward to seeing those @federica and best wishes for the upcoming move. I would also love to have an outside shrine in a garden one day.

  • HozanHozan Veteran

    Great thread @Dhammika

    Dhammika
  • HozanHozan Veteran

    JaySonDhammikaDavidJeffrey
  • KundoKundo Sydney, Australia Veteran

    My bedside table

    JaySonDhammikaJeffreyDavid
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    What is the white rectangular thing on the right? (like I need to give its position! )

  • KundoKundo Sydney, Australia Veteran
    edited February 12

    My bedside table> @federica said:

    What is the white rectangular thing on the right? (like I need to give its position! )

    Selenite. I often hold it while meditating.

    Jeffrey
  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    @dhammachick, I wondered what that hexagonal wooden piece is - the one in your bedroom? Maybe an incense burner?

    Nice work, @seeker242.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @silver said:
    @dhammachick, I wondered what that hexagonal wooden piece is - the one in your bedroom? Maybe an incense burner?

    Nice work, @seeker242.

    I think it's a sandalwood box containing incense sticks... I used to have something similar, but I can't be sure it's the same thing.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @seeker242 said:
    Homemade altar I made at the woodshop. =)

    That's an awesome bit of carving on the front there, @seeker242 ! Beautiful! Could I order one please - ?!

  • KundoKundo Sydney, Australia Veteran

    @silver said:
    @dhammachick, I wondered what that hexagonal wooden piece is - the one in your bedroom? Maybe an incense burner?

    Yep. @Federica is right. It's my incense burner

  • Wot no room for a personal me/mine shrine?
    http://www.oxherding.com/my_weblog/2018/01/shrines.html

    meanwhile I beheaded a garden Buddha :3

    oops ...

    JaySon
  • JaySonJaySon Florida Veteran

    @lobster said:
    meanwhile I beheaded a garden Buddha :3

    oops ...

    I think in the vinaya it says if you behead a Buddha statue and happen to be a lobster, then in the next life you will have very small pincers.

    KeromelobstersilverKundo
  • 14481448 Massachusetts New

    @Jeffrey said:
    Here is mine:

    It looks beautiful! Are those real flowers?

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Here is mine...my desk is very messy. And nowhere near as refined as everyone else's :(

    Pah! <3
    Everyones expression/life/space is an expression of their nature.

    I myself am a shrine :3 ... however that is just the Buddha Nature part, which is a bit part :3

    As we refine our Boing Being, we bounce with the morning star or become in accord with our sacred space ...

    So here is my conventional shrine, all the Buddha statues have walked ... ;)

    KundoDavidShoshin
  • DavidDavid some guy Veteran


    We just moved so my shrine got changed.

    lobsterJeffrey
  • paulysopaulyso usa Veteran

    they are all beautifull.peace in , peace out to our e-shang-ha:how wonderfull.

    lobster
  • ScottPenScottPen Maryland Veteran

    This is where I meditate at lunchtime every day. Not pretty, but my eyes are closed so I don't think it matters.

    lobsternamarupa
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @paulyso said:
    they are all beautifull.peace in , peace out to our e-shang-ha:how wonderfull.

    Eh ma ho!
    How wonderful indeed.

    Peoples shrines are an expression of their fishy sole/soul.

    I love these glimpses into peoples reverence ...
    Here is one I did earlier ...
    http://puppylinux.org/wikka/BuddhistYAP

    ScottPenpaulyso
  • paulysopaulyso usa Veteran

    lobster,that is very cool.old and new.right on.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Thanks @paulyso
    The most profound shrine usage is empty or whatever form is before us as in @ScottPen ‘shrine’

    ... however most of us respond to a sanctified or sacred space construct. With vajrayana and concentration, we can project a Pureland, shrine or Buddha Temple.

    Here for your consideration are two portable shrines ...

    paulyso
  • paulysopaulyso usa Veteran

    @lobster said:
    Thanks @paulyso
    The most profound shrine usage is empty or whatever form is before us as in @ScottPen ‘shrine’

    ... however most of us respond to a sanctified or sacred space construct. With vajrayana and concentration, we can project a Pureland, shrine or Buddha Temple.

    about object of attention,i hear you i.e.,a flower,which you presented in this thread. take a moment to see--really see-zen!--feel and be.the source as zen would say the suchness is rewarding when we --you know a tune a tone--our being. you are singing to the choir in me.and back to my crudeness--that's good shit!!...lol

    about the video,how beautiful.my metephor or analogy,traditional green beans,never out of style as an option.

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