Create a Buddhist altar with visual imagery to enhance your meditation practice. Objects should be able to hold positive, clear energy, new or used objects. Altars can be easily created and are wonderful form of self-expression. Clear a space and use furniture that provides a shelf. This can be high or low to the floor so that you can sit in front of it on a pillow. Typically you may start with colorful fabric as a base. An altar should have objects on it that have meaning for you.