Question: Can I use a hip height table or cupboard as a shrine for a Buddha image?
Answer: It is alright if you and others around are comfortable with it. However, if possible, it should be placed higher, at least at eye level or above, as this facilitates a greater sense of reverence when we look up to the image, which represents higher aspirations of compassion and wisdom that we emulate. The table can be changed to a higher one, or you can place the image on something that serves as a raised platform. E.g. a box or stacked thick books wrapped in cloth (for tidiness and a less distracting appearance) put on the table.