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Can I Prostrate Without A Shrine?

Jul. 25 | Question: Due to presence of family members with other faiths at home, I do not have a Buddhist shrine. Is it alright to practise prostrations without a Buddha statue? Answer: While it is alright as long as you have the right motivation, it is more skilful...

Can A Buddha Shrine Be Low?

Sep. 6 | 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...

Is A Buddha Image In My Bedroom Okay?

Jun. 15 | Question: If I stay in a rented room, where can I place a statue of Buddha? I heard that it is not advisable to put one in the bedroom. Without an image, where do I face when I am doing my Dharma practice? Answer: The reason why putting an image of the...

Where To Set Up Shrine?

Jul. 26 | Question: Where is the best location for a shrine at home? If I get a statue of the Buddha, does it need to be blessed? Is there a ritual to be performed? Answer: My advice is to place the shrine where there is ample light, where it is readily seen (yet...