Welcome to Meditation Practice, while in the Shrine Room We offer these basic guidelines:
  • Remove hats and shoes before entering.
  • Traditionally one sits cross-legged on a cushion on the floor. If this is not possible because of physical problems, one may sit in a chair.
  • Feel free to bring your own cushion, it may be left in the shrine room.
  • Dharma books & puja texts should not be put on the floor, but on a table or cushion..
  •  Do not face the souls of your feet towards the shrine or the teacher.
  •  When entering the shrine room, a Buddhist practitioner may do three prostrations facing the shrine, or make a short bow with hands folded. This is done as a symbol of the surrender of oneself and the desire to benefit all beings.
  • It is appropriate to stand when a Lama enters the room, sitting only after the Lama is seated.