Traveling Altar

Churchville Altar

Churchville Altar and Chair

I don’t have a traveling altar. Until this trip to Rochester to visit my wife’s father and brother I’ve done without an altar. But my current practice of reciting one-32nd of the Lotus Sutra in Shindoku in the morning and the corresponding section in English in the evening prompted me to consider my options. And I like what I’ve come up with.

I’ve created a temporary traveling altar in the basement of my father-in-law’s house on a work table next to the furnace using Omandala and Kishimojin amulets that I purchased from Ryusho Jeffus back in 2016. These normally are displayed on my home altar.

I’m told my chanting softly permeates the first-floor living areas, just loud enough to be heard but not so loud that it intrudes. I imagine it something like the smell of breakfast in the morning spreading around the house.