Dharma Wheel

A Buddhist discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism
It is currently Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:35 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:36 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:25 pm
Posts: 96
So I posted a topic in Exploring Buddhism talking about my conflict and returning to Buddhism. I decided that I will just do it and get back to it except this time I will just do and practice whatever I feel right instead of associating to any schools, branches or tradition of buddhism. My focus is mainly on meditation. I really dont bother myself much with dogmas or much of what I consider more mystical aspect of Buddhism. So I keep it simple - Just live in awareness of what is here and now.

I decided to set up a meditation area in one of the room that is just empty. I turn it into my personal meditation hall. My partner usually join me in for a short 5 minutes meditation but when I am alone I meditate for about 30 minutes. I try to meditate everyday and it is really helping. I feel less anxiety and is a lot more calm already. I worry less too so I am planning to keep at it.

This is my little shrine that I just want to share. It is actually only 2 feet tall. The floor is wood so i have aat and a pillow right infront of it where I sit to meditate.

http://i.imgur.com/Sm2hUSt.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/QtGDZoL.jpg

Metta

_________________
Wherever you are, that is where the mind should be. Always be mindful, and be your own master. This is true freedom. - Grand Master Wei Chueh


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:55 pm
Posts: 1054
Location: Sunny California
Lovely and elegant! Thank for sharing it.

And congrats on finding a connection with Buddha that works for you.

_________________
My blog:
http://onsausalcreek.blogspot.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:03 am
Posts: 933
Thanks for sharing. It's a beautiful shrine, half hidden in shadow which gives it a wonderful sheen.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed May 30, 2012 8:28 am
Posts: 2327
Location: the Netherlands and India
I love those small crystal lotuses. They also make beautiful light patterns when the sun is out.

_________________
In order to ensure my mind never comes under the power of the self-cherishing attitude,
I must obtain control over my own mind.
Therefore, amongst all empowerments, the empowerment that gives me control over my mind is the best,
and I have received the most profound empowerment with this teaching.
-Atisha Dipamkara
brtsal ba'i bkhra drin


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:33 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:25 pm
Posts: 96
Thank you for the comments and I am glad you all enjoyed it. it is my place of instant peace. It is where I retire to after a long day or get away from noise or people and return to mindfulness. It really feel like once I step into the room and smells the scented incense and lavender liquid potpourri it is as if I step into a different world. An instant recharge :meditate:

Metta

_________________
Wherever you are, that is where the mind should be. Always be mindful, and be your own master. This is true freedom. - Grand Master Wei Chueh


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group