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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:31 pm 
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Kagyu Samye Ling Temple Scotland




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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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The Lei Feng Pagoda, Hang Zhou, China (From my trip there last year)
Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leifeng_Pagoda


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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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The Lei Feng Pagoda, Hang Zhou, China (Selection of wall murals)


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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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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)


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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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My personal collection of Dharma instruments over the years (used in chanting)-Part 1


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File comment: Hand Flat Face Percussion with separate plastic striker
Used as accompaniment to other instruments

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File comment: Handbell percussion with attached chained metal striker
2 types with distinct and clear tones
Used to indicate movement and parts of the chanting session and text

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File comment: 3 types of Wooden Fish with different tones
Big One: used for major chants
Medium One: used for Sutra/Mantra chants
Small One: used for circumnambulatory chants

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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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My personal collection of Dharma instruments over the years (used in chanting)-Part 2


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File comment: Chime Bowl with rubberised striker
Used to indicate major parts of chants, commencement and end of ritual chanting.

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File comment: Ghanta and Vajra (Bell and Vajra)
Used mainly in Dharma Repentances, esoteric rites and accompaniment to other instruments.

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File comment: Pair of cymbals
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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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My personal collection of Dharma instruments over the years (used in chanting)-Part 3


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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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My Buddhist Altar (subject to monthly change and festive commemorations): Part 2


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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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The Big Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong

I love the stairs "going up" to the Buddha.

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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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in response to post above:
I love the stairs going up too, magnificent!
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Tso Pema -( Lotus Lake ) Padmasambhava Statue and caves.


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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:50 am 
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All these pictures everyone has posted are wonderful.

Thornbush, I really enjoyed looking at your collection of instruments!

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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:00 am 
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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? :smile:

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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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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? :smile:

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. :thanks:


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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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Mountain retreat ,Sherab Ling, India

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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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Samye, Tibet

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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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I'd like to see more of Thorny's shrines too (when he has time) :namaste:


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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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Lama Yeshe's Stupa - Tushita Dharamsala
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 Post subject: Re: The Sacred Space
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