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Shrine building resources.

Post by Nemo » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:15 pm

I want to spend my dotage building shrines for people. Buddhism has almost enough translators but insufficient builders. Someone needs to build the shelves to store all those holy works, reinforced cement bases for the stupas and hermitages for the yogis. Does anyone have resources on the Feng Shui and building parameters of holy buildings? I think I should tend more towards engineering than simply science.

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Re: Shrine building resources.

Post by Virgo » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:34 pm

Nemo wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:15 pm
I want to spend my dotage building shrines for people. Buddhism has almost enough translators but insufficient builders. Someone needs to build the shelves to store all those holy works, reinforced cement bases for the stupas and hermitages for the yogis. Does anyone have resources on the Feng Shui and building parameters of holy buildings? I think I should tend more towards engineering than simply science.
This is a great resource:

https://fpmt.org/education/practice/hol ... resources/

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Re: Shrine building resources.

Post by Palzang Jangchub » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:55 am

There are certain monastics and lamas who specialize in building and crafting things. Drupon Thinley Nyingpo Rinpoche in Drikung lineage builds stupas, for instance, and helped give us specifications on how to freshen up one we rediscovered in NorFlor. Then he reconsecrated it for us.

Sascha from Russia has crafted tons of stuff for Garchen Rinpoche and other Drikungpas over the years, too, including collapsible thrones and puja tables. Are you on Facebook? If so, PM me. I could put you in touch with him and you could pick his brain. My friend Ingrid from Brazil also has a lama who builds shrines ranging from decently simple to elaborate ones for temples. I'm sure she'd be willing to ask him about the technical details as well.

Actually, I've had the aspiration to have a legit, traditional shrine for some years now. If you began fabricating them I'd be interested in possibly commissioning one sometime in the near future when I have the funds to do so :)
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Re: Shrine building resources.

Post by Fortyeightvows » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:50 am

If you look into the texts they often describe the correct dimensions and measurements of the altars.

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