An altar can be a focus for ones spiritual aspirations and intentions to walk the Way. This afternoon I gathered items together and arranged them thus. The basic elements would be a Buddha statue/scroll, light, flowers, incense, water. An altar is living, ever changing. I place items I’ve been donated into the bowl on the right. There’s a photograph of my teacher and her teachers and of Iain late of Little House in The Paddy blog. In the middle, close to the feet of the statue is the small container of sands from the River Ganges given to me in August.
There in ones heart/altar precious treasure to let go of, and thus honour.