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In pictures: Additions to Criccieth Buddhist shrine

Ynys Graianog

Ynys Graianog Buddhist Centre used to be the village post office.

Ynys Graianog

The shrine room has recently been enlarged.

The alter at Ynys Graianog

Precious substances like jewels, herbs and relics are added to a Buddhist shrine.

Images in the shrine room at Ynys Graianog

The relics often include clothing, hair or bone fragments of former spiritual guides to signify a connection with their teachings.

The image of Guru Rinpoche

The main image on Ynys Graianog's altar is of Guru Rinpoche, an Indian who first took Buddhism to Tibet and is venerated by followers of the Tibetan tradition.

An image of the Amitabha

The Amitabha represents the historical Buddha.

An image of Tara

Tara is a female form of the bodhisattva: the path of enlightenment and compassion for all beings which the Buddha followed.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was a 20th century Buddhist teacher who first suggested the retreat be built.

Traditional prayer flags outside Ynys Graianog

Traditional prayer flags fly outside Ynys Graianog.

Criccieth Buddhist shrine unveiled
25 May 10 |  Religion & Ethics


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