The Sacred Space

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:58 am

Sakya shrine on the day commemorating the Buddha's paranirvana. It's at Deer Park Buddhist Center.

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby ChangYuan » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:16 pm

These are from a little Ch'an temple I came across in Chinatown NYC.

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Dodatsu » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:35 pm

Nishi Hongwanji temple in Kyoto, Head Temple of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji-ha.

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Left - Founder's Hall (Goeido)
Right - Amida Hall

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Amida Hall Gate

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Goeido Hall Gate

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Teahouse

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Internal view of the Goeido

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Japanese style "chandelier" in the Goeido

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Passageway linking the Two Halls

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Internal view of the Amida Hall

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Left - Reception Hall, Right - Sutra Repisotory

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Goeido shrine enshrining the statue of Shinran Shonin

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Amida Hall shrine enshrining Amida (Amitabha) Buddha

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Administration office
Contemplating the power of Tathagata's Primal Vow,
One sees that no foolish being who encounters it passes by in vain.
When a person single-heartedly practices the saying of the Name alone,
It brings quickly to fullness and perfection [in that person] the great treasure ocean of true and real virtues.
- Shinran Shonin

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Chaz » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:24 pm

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The 7th Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby pink_trike » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:12 am

These are places that can wake us up...
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby pink_trike » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:16 am

These are places that can aid in our waking up...
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:17 pm

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Sakya Monastery
Seattle, Washington, USA

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:36 pm

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NEPAL. The Great Stupa of Bodhnath glows with the light of a hundred thousand butter-lamps, offered every Friday during the funeral ceremonies for the great Tibetan master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.The Great Stupa of Jarungkashor, Bodhnath, in Nepal's Kathmandu valley. The stupa is a major pilgrimage place for Tibetan Buddhists, for its construction was linked to the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet. Every early morning and late afternoon, hundreds, sometimes thousands of devotees circumambulate the stupa many times, reciting prayers, as a devotional gesture. According to ancient legend, the four sons of the poultry-woman Shamvara who built the stupa were reborn as the Guru Padmasambhava, the Abbot Shantarakshita, the King Trisong Detsen and the minister Bami Trihzi, as the result of wishes they made on completing the stupa.

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:26 pm

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Tibetan Autonomous Region, Gansu Province, China

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Paul » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:16 pm

Some inspiring figures in no particular order:

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Look at the unfathomable spinelessness of man: all the means he's been given to stay alert he uses, in the end, to ornament his sleep. – Rene Daumal
the modern mind has become so limited and single-visioned that it has lost touch with normal perception - John Michell

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Luke » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:59 am

Ngawang Drolma wrote:Image
Sakya Monastery
Seattle, Washington, USA

Whoa! That's a beautiful puja room! It must be a great feeling to sit inside there.

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby plwk » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:56 am

This thread is so memorable....how time flies...

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Luke » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:35 pm

H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby sukhamanveti » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:05 am

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namo bhagavate śākyamunaye tathāgatāyārhate samyaksaṁbuddhāya | namaḥ sarvabuddhabodhisattvebhyaḥ ||

"Bodhisattva-mahāsattvas love all beings in the world equally, as if each were their only child..." Buddhāvataṃsakamahāvaipulya Sūtra

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Mr. G » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:12 pm

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Dreaming of the Tiger Spring (simplified Chinese: 虎跑梦泉; traditional Chinese: 虎跑夢泉; pinyin: hǔpáomèngquán) is a spring and scenic, as well as historic, location in southwestern Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.

The water from the spring itself seeps out from quartzite and is regarded as the third best in China. The water is popular for brewing teas, such as the local specialty, Longjing tea.

Tiger spring is also the burial place of monk Jigong.
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:43 pm



Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple

Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, Thailand is unlike any Buddhist temples in the world. The all-white, highly ornate structure gilded in mosaic mirrors that seem to shine magically, is done in a distinctly contemporary style. It is the brainchild of renowned Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat.

Actually, the temple is still under construction. Chalermchai expects it will take another 90 years to complete, making it the Buddhist temple equivalent of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, Spain!

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Mr. G » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:19 am

A site where people can upload pictures of their altars:

http://www.altar-bot.com/
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby Mr. G » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:53 am

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    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby muni » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:42 pm

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Possible to tell something more about the picture on right side?
Start identifying with that which knows and stop identifying with the known.

What you must do is to rest in the spaciousness
Of the equality of appearance emptiness.

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby nirmal » Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:02 pm

My little Maitreya corner beside my altar
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