A rallying point to gather, for community, and a place "to be".
What is in a name? Some call this place temple, shrine or place of worship. Does calling it one thing, limit its capabilities?
At Little Forest we name is the Sacred Shrine, in honour of the Sutra spiritual texts of our faith. But it really doesnt matter what we call it, or where it is located. What matters is the idea that the Sacred Shrine exists where ever it can: whether that be on an empty factor floor, a community center, a balcony of a dedicated follower or in a forest grove. The resources necessary to purchase and maintain a permanent physical location are better spent on helping the community and spreading the benefits of spiritual inner peace.
Our Sacred Shrine is a focal point for many of our activities.