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This Ven. Zhihan has wonderful youtube videos and if you wish to see the links under it there are robes instructions for different traditions and countries.

How to put on a haiqing

How to put on a the robe
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Thanks for that, Looks like it must be rather embarassing to cock that one up during first time ordination... :teehee:
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Well we don't have to worry about that because there are lots of helpers who dress you even if you dont' get it right.  And lay people learn the exact same thing when they receive the haiqing after taking refuge and then later when they take bodhisattva precepts the robe.  They can were theirs just for meditation and ceremony.
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Well we don't have to worry about that because there are lots of helpers who dress you even if you dont' get it right.  And lay people learn the exact same thing when they receive the haiqing after taking refuge and then later when they take bodhisattva precepts the robe.  They can were theirs just for meditation and ceremony.

Yarrrgh!

Thanks for the video. On my trip to temple for ordination approval, it took two masters to help me get into and out of the formal robes. On the admittedly unusual occasion when I wear robes at all, I usually wear Viet robes that were given to me by one of my students. They slip on over the head and I don't have to hold the front closed. Much simpler -- and my abbot and masters are quite tolerant of the choice of robes unless we are at formal temple.

Must also admit, however, that we went to temple for that ordination, mine were the only cowboy boots in the shoe-rack outside the front door.

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Thought you Ch'an guys liked to keep things simple! LOL :)

Nice to see you, Fa Dao - I hope you are now restored to geed health. :)

 


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