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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Dazzle » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:31 pm

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Kagyu Samye Ling Temple Scotland




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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:20 am

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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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:23 am

The Lei Feng Pagoda, Hang Zhou, China (Selection of wall murals)
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The Buddha's Maha Parinirvana Mural
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The Buddha's Dharma Assembly Mural
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The Buddha's Birth Mural
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:32 am

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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The Guan Yin Statue on the right with the Medicine Buddha
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:28 am

My personal collection of Dharma instruments over the years (used in chanting)-Part 1
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Hand Flat Face Percussion with separate plastic striker
Used as accompaniment to other instruments
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Handbell.jpg
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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Wooden Fish.jpg
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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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:35 am

My personal collection of Dharma instruments over the years (used in chanting)-Part 2
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Chime Bowl.jpg
Chime Bowl with rubberised striker
Used to indicate major parts of chants, commencement and end of ritual chanting.
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Ghanta and Vajra (Bell and Vajra)
Used mainly in Dharma Repentances, esoteric rites and accompaniment to other instruments.
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Pair of cymbals
Used as accompaniment with other instruments
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:42 am

My personal collection of Dharma instruments over the years (used in chanting)-Part 3
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:29 am

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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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
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:39 am

My Buddhist Altar (subject to monthly change and festive commemorations): Part 2
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Altar during a typical Upavasatha/Uposatha Day
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Side Altar located on first tier of open bookshelf cabinet
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:13 pm

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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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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Drolma » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:43 am

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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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:50 am

All these pictures everyone has posted are wonderful.

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

:namaste:
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby dumb bonbu » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:00 am

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:
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


Namu Amida Butsu
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:00 am

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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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Dazzle » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:29 pm

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Mountain retreat ,Sherab Ling, India

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Dazzle » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:33 pm

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Samye, Tibet

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:57 pm

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

Postby Drolma » Fri May 01, 2009 1:08 am

Lama Yeshe's Stupa - Tushita Dharamsala
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Deer Park Bir HP India

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby pink_trike » Fri May 01, 2009 8:13 am

The Milky Way
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Drolma » Fri May 01, 2009 1:38 pm

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