What Is the Buddhist Place of Worship Called?

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Buddhists worship in temples as part of the Sangha, or community. Worshipping in the temple is not required. It is acceptable for someone practicing Buddhism to worship at home.

Buddhist worship is generally practiced while sitting on the floor, without any shoes on. Worship done in a temple usually includes monks chanting prayers or religious texts. Music might also be a part of the worship. Temples include symbolism for earth, water, fire, air and wisdom. During worship, everyone faces a picture or statue of Buddha. When people worship Buddha in their homes, they usually have a room dedicated to the practice. This room usually contains a shrine to Buddha.