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Text/prayer table

Post by Pero » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:10 am

How is the text/prayer table actually called? I've been thinking of getting one and realized I had no idea what's the correct name for it (if it has a name). I mean the thing some have in front of them when sitting on the floor to put texts and possibly other things on. What kind of table are people here using? And where did you get it?
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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by cyril » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:39 am

Pero wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:10 am
How is the text/prayer table actually called? I've been thinking of getting one and realized I had no idea what's the correct name for it (if it has a name). I mean the thing some have in front of them when sitting on the floor to put texts and possibly other things on. What kind of table are people here using? And where did you get it?
I think that is called "choktse" but I'm not 100% sure. I personally use a folding laptop table with a nice cover on top.
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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by heart » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:42 am

Pero wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:10 am
How is the text/prayer table actually called? I've been thinking of getting one and realized I had no idea what's the correct name for it (if it has a name). I mean the thing some have in front of them when sitting on the floor to put texts and possibly other things on. What kind of table are people here using? And where did you get it?
I got an old tv stand from IKEA.

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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by Pero » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:27 pm

Thanks guys. This laptop table looks like exactly what I'd like so I think I'll get it.
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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by Grigoris » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:00 pm

Pero wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Thanks guys. This laptop table looks like exactly what I'd like so I think I'll get it.
I would reverse the fans too, to blow a cool breeze onto my private parts during summer practice! :tongue:
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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by Pero » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:09 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:00 pm
Pero wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Thanks guys. This laptop table looks like exactly what I'd like so I think I'll get it.
I would reverse the fans too, to blow a cool breeze onto my private parts during summer practice! :tongue:
:rolling:
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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by Punya » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:44 am

Pero wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Thanks guys. This laptop table looks like exactly what I'd like so I think I'll get it.
Probably not a good idea given these reviews https://www.amazon.com/Table-Portable-L ... B001UGCTT8

But let us know what else you find. I've been looking for something small for travelling, but I haven't settled on anything yet. Most are the size of a meal tray, which is too big. IKEA used to sell a small metal stand with foldable legs, but not any more.
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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by Terma » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:19 am

heart wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:42 am
Pero wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:10 am
How is the text/prayer table actually called? I've been thinking of getting one and realized I had no idea what's the correct name for it (if it has a name). I mean the thing some have in front of them when sitting on the floor to put texts and possibly other things on. What kind of table are people here using? And where did you get it?
I got an old tv stand from IKEA.

/magnus
I am also using something from IKEA funny enough. A very small and light table, that is something like 3ft. X 1ft.

Anything similar will work really, just put a nice cloth over it and maybe a small brocade cloth to place your implements on.

I have seen the real thing sold on Potalagate though I think. They look very nice, but they are pretty pricey.

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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by Pero » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:58 am

Punya wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:44 am
Pero wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Thanks guys. This laptop table looks like exactly what I'd like so I think I'll get it.
Probably not a good idea given these reviews https://www.amazon.com/Table-Portable-L ... B001UGCTT8

But let us know what else you find. I've been looking for something small for travelling, but I haven't settled on anything yet. Most are the size of a meal tray, which is too big. IKEA used to sell a small metal stand with foldable legs, but not any more.
Argh blast it, one of the rare few times I got too excited and didn't check for reviews before ordering. :techproblem:
I'll see if I can find something else here and then if I can still cancel it.

edit: Oh and thanks for bringing this to my attention.
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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by Nemo » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:04 am

IKEA with an altar cloth for the win.

https://shop.fpmt.org/Table-Cloth-Brocade-_p_1899.html

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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by Mantrik » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:41 am

Picked up one of these locally on Ebay for £20. On the local Facebook selling site I've seen them free.
Available for self-assembly on Amazon, but not as sturdy.
Really solid and lovely wood. Sheesham wood coffee table, sometimes listed as 'Jali'.
I have several - largest in cms 80x40x40, like the one pictured, smallest less than half that size.
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Post by PadmaVonSamba » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:42 pm

I've always heard the term, "Puja Table"
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Post by 明安 Myoan » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:16 pm

Nemo wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:04 am
IKEA with an altar cloth for the win.

https://shop.fpmt.org/Table-Cloth-Brocade-_p_1899.html
Seconded. I found a low, narrow table with a shelf under it from IKEA that's perfect for my butsudan with implements underneath. Although one of my cats likes to see if she can squeeze onto the shelf now and then. She can't.
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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by treehuggingoctopus » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:53 am

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:16 pm
Nemo wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:04 am
IKEA with an altar cloth for the win.

https://shop.fpmt.org/Table-Cloth-Brocade-_p_1899.html
Seconded. I found a low, narrow table with a shelf under it from IKEA that's perfect for my butsudan with implements underneath. Although one of my cats likes to see if she can squeeze onto the shelf now and then. She can't.
Do you perhaps remember the name of the IKEA table?
To offer care and affection to sentient beings
In desperate situations who lack protection
Brings just as much merit as the meditation
On emptiness with compassion as its core—
So it has been said by glorious Lord Atisha.

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If you cannot generate an altruistic mind, even extensive retreat will be of not much benefit.
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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by Grigoris » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:55 am

Mantrik wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:41 am
Available for self-assembly on Amazon, but not as sturdy.
Do you have a link? I am currently using a converted wooden stool, but it is a little too small and I keep dropping my vajra and knocking the bell off it...
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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by Tiago Simões » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:10 pm

This one seems ok, has good rating too.

https://www.amazon.com/Nnewvante-Adjust ... =Lap+table

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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by Mantrik » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:14 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:55 am
Mantrik wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:41 am
Available for self-assembly on Amazon, but not as sturdy.
Do you have a link? I am currently using a converted wooden stool, but it is a little too small and I keep dropping my vajra and knocking the bell off it...
These companies ships them in different sizes. Assembly just requires screwing the legs on and they are still strong enough even to stand on:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mercers-Furnit ... ali+table

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jali-Sheesham- ... le+80+x+40

Mostly, I've found them locally on Ebay within a few miles.
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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by Grigoris » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:43 pm

Mantrik wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:14 pm
Mostly, I've found them locally on Ebay within a few miles.
Nice! The smaller ones are perfect size. Quite cheap too. Doesn't say how tall they are though (except the coffee table which is 40cm).
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by Mantrik » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:49 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:43 pm
Mantrik wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:14 pm
Mostly, I've found them locally on Ebay within a few miles.
Nice! The smaller ones are perfect size. Quite cheap too. Doesn't say how tall they are though (except the coffee table which is 40cm).
All of them should be 40 cms high as far as I know.
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Re: Text/prayer table

Post by treehuggingoctopus » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:09 pm

Mantrik wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:14 pm
Grigoris wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:55 am
Mantrik wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:41 am
Available for self-assembly on Amazon, but not as sturdy.
Do you have a link? I am currently using a converted wooden stool, but it is a little too small and I keep dropping my vajra and knocking the bell off it...
These companies ships them in different sizes. Assembly just requires screwing the legs on and they are still strong enough even to stand on:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mercers-Furnit ... ali+table

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jali-Sheesham- ... le+80+x+40

Mostly, I've found them locally on Ebay within a few miles.
Oh my, the first one is lovely. and 45x45x40 might be just right.
To offer care and affection to sentient beings
In desperate situations who lack protection
Brings just as much merit as the meditation
On emptiness with compassion as its core—
So it has been said by glorious Lord Atisha.

Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche

If you cannot generate an altruistic mind, even extensive retreat will be of not much benefit.
Garchen Triptrul Rinpoche

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