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Easily one of the most recognizable images of Buddhism to most people is a shrine, decorated with flowers and candles and, oh yes, statues. Newcomers to the practice often want to know how to set up a shrine, or if they even should. Here are some guidelines on how to set up a simple home shrine.
You will want to set up your shrine in a quiet, peaceful room. Avoid putting your shrine near hallways, kitchens, or bathrooms. Set up a small table, about two feet high, and cover it with a maroon or gold colored cloth.
On the center of the table, place a picture or image of Buddha Shakyamuni. To the right of the Buddha, place an image of Padmasambava, and to the Buddha’s left, an image of Green Tara. In front of the Buddha place a clear quartz crystal or clear crystal ball.
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