Sunday, 2 March 2014

A Sacred Altar

As is customary for all Burmese Buddhists, the U Ba Khin family has a shrine room in their home, in front of which one can pay respects, take the precepts, and meditate. However, being related to one of the great meditation teachers of Burma gives this shrine room an altogether special feel.

A collection of Buddha images coming from around the world. The three green ones in front are from Thailand, and the grayish white one beside them is from Korea. The central golden image was U Ba Khin's original statue, and the small brown one besides it was offered to the family by SN Goenka.

An overview of the shrine area

A lighted U Ba Khin display was donated by Taiwanese friends

This inspiring photograph greets visitors upon entering the parlour