How to assemble a Buddhist altar

How to assemble a Buddhist altar

Postby plwk » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:51 am



From the Tendai Hokke Ichijo Ryu perspective...
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Re: How to assemble a Buddhist altar

Postby Jainarayan » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:52 pm

Nice video. Thanks for posting this. :smile: I learned some things.
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Re: How to assemble a Buddhist altar

Postby Seishin » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:47 am

I have, in my trusty note pad, some notes of my own about lay altars. At some point I'll make them more coherent and post them here :smile:

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Re: How to assemble a Buddhist altar

Postby plwk » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:30 pm

By the way Jikan, aside from Tendai and Pretendai, is the video a standard presentation and explanation for a lay altar in Tendai? :thanks:
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Re: How to assemble a Buddhist altar

Postby Seishin » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:00 pm

Although I can't speak for Jikan, from what I understand, the "standard" in Japan is different from the "standard" in the West. Japan lay butsudans have many levels and layers with such things as what is described in the video plus ancestral tablets, small bells, wooden fish bell (mokugyo), golden dangling ornamants (the heavens), images of the founder, of family members etc.
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Western style butsudans tend to have a lot less because of space/family/cost constraints

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