Wat Pho, Temple Of the Reclining Buddha 🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭
Glad plated Buddha is 46m and 15m tall. The feet are 3m high and 5m long with mother of Pearl inlay🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭. Established in 1781, Wat Pho is the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok🇹🇭🇹🇭
I’m just gonna leave this vintage photo of @blakejura here. 😂 We just got word the @bpdhtemple1 is ending their music program so tonight might be your last chance to catch us there😢! Come party with Blake, @jeffix0 , and I from 7-10pm #Temple ! Details at website link in bio 😘
What is a temple?
For me, a temple is a place where I create rituals that support what I am here to do.
I consider my home to be a temple. I have crystals in the corners of the rooms to create a high vibrational crystal grid set with specific intentions of what I want to call into my life and also to protect me from unwanted energies. I place candles all over the place to activate the ether and fire element for when I am in deep meditation.
I create an environment that is supportive of my spiritual development. Above all else, I know I am here to expand and evolve into my highest potential and creating a space that supports that intention is something that to highly value.
A temple is not some place we have to occasionally visit from time to time for Godly/ Universal inspiration. We can make a space in our home for it - a place specifically set where we can do yoga, meditate, pray, journal, or anything else that reminds us to focus on our personal and spiritual development.
Do you have a place in your home that is set up this way? Or have you made your entire home a living alter/ temple?
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A magical morning I'll never forget at one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in Thailand. Growing up I remember going to the temple with my mom but not really understanding why. I knew Buddha was important and to be respectful to the monks. It was a place where my friends went & it felt safe. I don't remember every detail but I do have fond memories of the temple & the community. We didn't go routinely but enough that the images are ingrained in my mind. We stopped going when I was 8 years old. I also remember going to church sometimes with friends when I would sleepover at their house but that stopped at an early age too. I wasn't really raised in a religious household, even moreso after my mom remarried, but for some reason I always feel so connected when I'm abroad and exploring the temples of Asia. I know it isn't just Buddhism practiced in Asia but I guess the familiar architecture and figures have a way of pulling on my heart even if I don't practice any of those religions.
I'm Agnostic so I don't really know what I believe and am pretty much open to everything. I like it that way because I feel like I can really have an open mind and enjoy learning about all the many different religions, traditions, and cultures around the world without judging or having too much bias. I intend to explore so many countries but I'm always being pulled back to Asia. Because of this I've been trying to learn more in-depth about Buddhism which I've always seen more as a way of life versus a structured religion. Anyways, I hope I'm not offending anyone with this. I actually think it's fascinating how many beliefs there are out there and I wish it wasn't such a taboo subject. I love how diverse our world is and wish everyone could embrace each other's differences which go beyond skin deep. You don't have to agree but being respectful of others should be a no-brainer.
“The leadership of the Church has issued a clarion call to the rising generation to lead the way in the use of technology to experience the spirit of Elijah, to search out their ancestors, and to perform temple ordinances for them. Much of the heavy lifting in hastening the work of salvation for both the living and the dead will be done by you young people.
If the youth in each ward will not only go to the temple and do baptisms for their dead but also work with their families and other ward members to provide the family names for the ordinance work they perform, both they and the Church will be greatly blessed. Don’t underestimate the influence of the deceased in assisting your efforts and the joy of ultimately meeting those you serve. The eternally significant blessing of uniting our own families is almost beyond comprehension.” -Elder Cook @quentinlcook (📷: @brittneygurrtemples)