yan kong wrote:I was surprised to learn that after getting the money to purchase an old warehouse in New York master Sheng Yen built a table for the altar with wood he found on the street and found meditation cushions in much the same way.
Johnny Dangerous wrote:My home altar is almost all stuff i've bought at thrift stores, garage sales, etc..it's pretty nice looking too given that. I don't know why, I feel like there's more meaning to it when I have to go find a home for Dharma stuff that's basically been abandoned, is hanging out a goodwill, and whatnot. Honestly to me that's what makes my altar have a life so to speak, it would be far less meaningful to me if i'd just ordered it all from some catalog.
jikai wrote:Some really lovely stuff here guys. I completely agree with the benefit of making your own stuff. In our Sydney Dojo I have done much myself. As you can see in the first pic on the following page, I made and painted the Kyodai, and Raiban with scraps of wood I had. I also recycled an old t.v cabinet by using it to house the Butsudan itself etc. http://tendaiaustralia.org.au/Sydney-Tendai-Dojo.php
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