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Words of the Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness
To build a simple Buddhist shrine
To build a simple Buddhist shrine.

How to Create a Simple Buddhist Shrine

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Updated: March 24, 2020

Are you Buddhist and haven’t gotten around to making a shrine? This article will show you how to build a simple Buddhist shrine.


  1. 1
    Choose a stable place to set the shrine. (Some people
    use a whole room.) It may be a table or a shelf, but be sure to have it
    at least above head level based on the usual use of the room.

  2. 2
    Make a stand or shelf to support the objects. A
    simple start is a wooden stand with three levels. This will be the main
    surface of the shrine, so you may want to put some effort into this.[1]

  3. 3
    Place the objects onto the shrine. First you will
    need an image of the Buddha. You can have as many as you like. This will
    go on the topmost level of the shrine. It is considered ‘bad etiquette’
    to place the Buddha (or Buddhas) lower than any other image in the same
    In the place of an image of Buddha, a mantra written on a piece of
    paper or similar is perfectly acceptable, and preferred in the Jōdo Shinshū (Pure Land) tradition of Buddhism and in Nichiren
    Buddhism. Some buddhist schools recommend certain standardized
    arrangements of images for their lay members, in Japan often as
    triptychs with the main Buddha surrounded by either bodhisattvas, dharma
    guardians or lineage masters. This is not necessary, even after
    Japanese standards, and Chinese-Taiwanese Buddhism is usually less
    standardized when it comes to home shrines.

  4. 4
    If a suitable Buddha image simply cannot be obtained, a picture of Buddha’s relics, a stūpa , a Buddhist holy book, a bodhi leaf or picture of the Buddha’s footprints may be acceptable.

  5. 5
    On the next level, you may place an image of a Buddhist teacher like the Dalai Lama or a small statue of the Chinese Bùdài (the Laughing Buddha, considered to be a manifestation of Buddha Maitreya.)
    Two guardian images may be an idea to consider: Either the ‘lion-dogs’
    common at the entrance of South Asian monasteries or two
    dharmapalas/vidyarajas you feel familiar with (Chinese, Japanese and
    Tibetan Buddhists doesn’t use exactly the same palas, and for persons
    into Tibetan Buddhism or Shingon there may be reasons to choose

  6. 6
    Place offerings on the lowest level or, if you wish, a Buddhist scripture or a bowl of water. Some find a bell or singing bowl on a cushion useful.[3]

  7. 7
    Traditional offerings include candles, flowers, incense, fruit or food. However, it is not what you offer that is important: it is that it is done sincerely with a pure heart.[4]
    Since Buddhist monastics aren’t allowed to eat after lunchtime, food,
    fruit and dairy offerings traditionally – and for symbolic reasons –
    occur in the morning or shortly before lunchtime. Offerings of water,
    non-dairy beverages, candles, flowers and incense may, however, occur at
    other times of the day.

  8. 8
    Place a small stūpa on the supporting surface of the shrine, if you wish. You can make a simple stūpa with a small pile of stones. There is no need to go out and buy a costly gold one; that defeats the purpose of Buddhism.

  9. 9
    It is traditional to change the offering water every morning, however, the old water should never go to waste.
    Use it to water a plant or something. A new cup or bowl should be used
    for this purpose: glass or crystal is preferable, because the clarity of
    the water represents clarity of the mind. Some Buddhist schools use two
    water bowls: ‘drinking’ water and ‘washing’ water. It is far from wrong
    to let flowers remain even after withering has begun: The flowers serve
    to remind you of impermanence.

  10. 10
    If you wish, you may offer incense at the shrine when you recite morning ceremony. Touch the tip to your forehead, then light it. See warning.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    Which would best time in the Morning Offering water before Sunshine?
    Community Answer
    The exact time (i.e., 4am or
    6:30am) are not what’s important. One should wake up early enough to
    have time to think about the purpose of one’s life. When you wake up
    try to think that I have been in meditation and that your Lama (or the
    Dalai Lama or Amitabha, Tara or any Bodhidattva) is seated on a lotus on
    the crown of your head. Think that today I will pray to help all
    sentient beings even if it is just by being kind, compassionate and
    generous to those with whom I come in contact. Then rise and go to your
    shrine. You could light a stick of incense and think; To the Buddha,
    Dharma and Sangha, I make this offering. Then continue by offering your
    seven (or 1 or 2 . . .) water bowls, etc
  • Question
    The statue I got is holding an empty bowl. Is there anything that I am supposed to put in this bowl?
    Max Thunderman
    Community Answer
    It’s your choice whether you want to put anything in there or not, but usually it’s left clean/empty.
  • Question
    Can I use a picture of Buddha instead of a statue for the top of my shrine?
    Community Answer
    Yes, that is absolutely fine. If
    you’d like, you could write “BUDDHA” on a piece of crumpled-up loose
    leaf paper; you’d still be fine. It really does not matter what the
    shrine looks like, but rather what it is about for you.
  • Question
    Is it wrong to have shelves with books and items underneath my shrine?
    Community Answer
    No, that’s not wrong, but it might be a nice idea to try to focus the books and items on your pursuit of Dharma.
  • Question
    Must I always pray in the morning?
    Community Answer
    It depends on what kind of Buddhist you are, but a short “om mani padme hum” is traditional.
  • Question
    For how long should a food offering be left
    on the shrine at home? How should the food offering be discarded? Can
    anyone eat a food offering?
    Community Answer
    Leave it for a few hours. Do not
    let it go bad! Food can be offered to guests, animals, the hungry or
    just offered to Buddhahood and eaten. It is sinful to discard food.
    Anyone can eat the food. Before a meal you offer the food to the Buddha,
    then you eat it. The principle is the same for altars and everything
  • Question
    Can I use other flowers instead of a lotus?
    Community Answer
    Yes. Flowers symbolize the causes,
    while fruits symbolize the effects. They play a part in reminding
    practitioners of the truth of cause and effect, which most refer to as
  • Question
    Can I continue to present my offerings to the shrine and meditate regularly when I am having my menstrual period?
    Community Answer
    Yes, of course. Buddhism has no restrictions on this.
  • Question
    Can I use a picture of the buddha instead of a statue?
    Community Answer
    Yes, you can.
  • Question
    What do the three statues in front of Buddha represent?
    Community Answer
    They represent the past Buddha, present Buddha and the next Buddha.

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  • Yellow, white, orange, red, and blue are recommended colours of decoration.
  • Everything on the shrine also has a symbolic meaning. Flowers and fruit for example illustrate the law of karma.
  • What matters is sincerity, not the shrine itself. It would be
    better if you didn’t have a shrine and were very sincere in cultivating
    virtue than if you had a shrine and wasted time going through the
    formalities of making it look pretty.
  • Some Buddhists is to have cushions near their shrine to sit on
    while meditating. Decorated Indian cushion covers are favoured
    considerably. Some prefer a meditation stool or a tightly stuffed zafu.
  • The supporting surface of the shrine isn’t really something that you must put a lot of effort into.
  • You should set aside a symbolic day once a month or so to clean
    the shrine of dust, and perhaps once a year to clean it thoroughly. In
    East Asia the days before new moon is a widespread shrine cleaning time.
  • If you are unable to create levels, make sure any statues of
    Buddha are not directly on the floor because this can be thought


  • If you do intend on burning incense or candles, consider the flammability of the covering of the shrine.
  • Candles and incense should never be allowed to burn unattended. Consider electric candles or lamps.
  • Avoid cheap, low-quality incense. It is generally manufactured
    in Asia where safety standards are comparatively low and can contain
    unsafe chemicals.

Things You’ll Need

  • A Buddha or Bodhisattva image or statue.
  • A water bowl
  • Flowers/incense/fruit/electric candles.
  • A photograph or image of your own Buddhist teacher, if you have one.
  • A selection of small stones

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lungs are more vulnerable. People with other underlying medical
conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or chronic lung disease,
have also proved most vulnerable. Furuya says those kinds of conditions
can make it harder for the body to recover from infections.

“Of course, you have outliers — people who are young and otherwise previously healthy who are dying,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told NPR’s 1A
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serious disease and who will ultimately die, they are in that group that
are either elderly and/or have underlying conditions.”

for the case fatality rate for COVID-19 vary depending on the country.
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case fatality rate for those in their 60s is nearly 3 percent. It’s
nearly 10 percent for people in their 70s and more than 16 percent for
those in their 80s.

Del Rio notes that it’s not just COVID-19 that can bring on
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says. While it’s possible for patients who reach this stage to survive,
recovery can take many weeks or months.

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Fauci told 1A. “It’s acting much more like a really bad influenza.”

experts fear is that, like the flu, COVID-19 will keep coming back year
after year. But unlike the flu, there is no vaccine yet for the
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1. Dasa raja dhamma

2. kusala.

3. Kuutadanta Sutta dana
4. priyavacana

 5. artha cariya

 6. samanatmata

7. Samyutta Nikayaarya

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8. Agganna Sutta

9. Majjima Nikaya

10. arya” or “ariya


12. Digha Nikaya

13. Maha Sudassana

14. Dittadhammikatthasamvattanika-dhamma

15. Canon Sutta

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21. Nathakaranadhamma

22. Saraniyadhamma

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24. dukkha

25. anicca

26. anatta

27. Samsara

28. Cakkamatti Sihananda Sutta,

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