The Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thean_Hou_Temple (Surprisingly, being a Taoist and a landmark tourist temple, Theravada/Mahayana Buddhist activities are more rampant than any other activity)
The Guan Yin Statue on the right with the Medicine Buddha
My Buddhist Altar (subject to monthly change and festive commemorations): Part 1 It basically faces east-west (a wooden half moon table back to back with a open book shelf cabinet) The sample 2 pics are what it looks like during a commemoration period.
Altar during ordinary time (Jan/Feb '09)
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Altar during last year's Solemnity of Amitabha Buddha
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Altar during last year's Solemnity of Bhaisajya-Guru Buddha
agreed, thornbush your altars are beautiful - they must be a great inspiration to you and it's obvious a lot of care and love has gone into them. if you wouldn't mind sharing a bit more....on the side altar, i was wondering what the open text is? and about the photo (is that a photo?) above it?
Although I too am within Amida's grasp, Passions obstruct my eyes and I cannot see him; Nevertheless, great compassion is untiring and illumines me always. - Shinran
dumb bonbu wrote: if you wouldn't mind sharing a bit more....on the side altar, i was wondering what the open text is? and about the photo (is that a photo?) above it?
Oh the open text is a glazed clay piece containing the Heart Sutra in Chinese and the 'photo' is actually a cut out piece of Amitabha Buddha, from an old damaged picture card that I found on a free rack, so instead of letting it go to waste, I gingerly cut it out and stuck it as the central figure of the side altar.