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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby Jinzang » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:01 am

Zen Buddhists often wear robes when meditating. Since these robes are used both by lay and monastics, there's no problem with wearing them. Here's a link to the Zen Mountain Monastery Store page that sells them. You can probably find others for sale usinfg a search engine.
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby seeker242 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:20 am

It's not any offense to wear these lay robes. http://zabuzabu.net/

Although, most lay practice robes are usually pretty expensive as they are all handmade. $150-$200 is a normal price. As for finding them in a store and not online, I've never seen any kind of store that carries them. They are usually custom made to your own sizes.
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby yunghung » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:00 am

Alfredo i already graduated long time ago!So i can only get robes on online stores?
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby yunghung » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:07 am

In what store can i get a kimono (NOT ONLINE STORE)
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby yan kong » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:26 am

I think you're asking the wrong people as we are not in the market for monks robes either online or in a physical store.
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby yunghung » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:46 am

U dont have to work in a market to help me
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby Huifeng » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:30 am

If I guess correctly from your online name -- Yung Hung -- and you are involved in a Chinese Buddhist tradition, then the robes to get are a "haiqing" (海青) and "manyi" (縵衣). The haiqing is the same large black robe as what the monastics wear, though it isn't "monastic robes" per se. The brown outer manyi looks like a monastic "jiasha" (袈裟), but is different because it is made from one piece of material. However, one only gets the manyi after one takes the five precepts. So, study and take the precepts and get these robes from the temple or monastery where you take them. Any Chinese tradition temple will sort all this out for you.

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in what store can i get a kimono(NOT ONLINE STORE)ig

Postby yunghung » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:32 am

In what store can i get a kimono(NOT ONLINE STORE)
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Re: in what store can i get a kimono(NOT ONLINE STORE)ig

Postby Alfredo » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:14 am

So now you're planning to become a geisha...? Try Victoria's Secret.
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Postby plwk » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:29 am

And what has getting a kimono got to do with 'Exploring Buddhism'?
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Postby Simon E. » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:03 am

Oh leave him/her alone.. ;)
Its common for many people discovering Dharma to have a period of being infatuated by The Mystic East..When my friends and I were getting involved with ' Buddhism ' in the 60's at least one of them insisted on eating with chopsticks.. :smile: They were somehow more Buddhist.. :smile:
He would sit there eating sausage and chips with chopsticks...( Vegetarianism having not yet raised its head in Brit Buddhist circles to any degree..in fact for my generation of Brit Buddhists it still hasn't to any great degree. )
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby Tara » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:49 am

Please note: Two similar topics have been merged.
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby yunghung » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:09 pm

I want a male japanese kimono so then i can cut one sleve and itll look like the robe i want!deal no i not going become a geisha!
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby Seishin » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:21 pm

Ah, so you are look for something similar to a shoalin robe? Image

Because this is a kimono and looks much better with both arms Image
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby Indrajala » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:23 pm

Would this work?



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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby yunghung » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:40 pm

Yea something similar to a shaolin robe 8) In what store can i get a male japanese kimono (Not Online Store) wtf indrajala why u posted a picture of a hippo :offtopic: indrajala
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby Seishin » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:44 pm

You might have to go to a specialist store, probably in your local Chinatown would be the best bet.
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby yunghung » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:48 pm

What do you mean by specialist store?china town 8o is in california and new york 8o thats to far away
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby Seishin » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:51 pm

A store that specialises in Traditional Asian clothing. You'd be very hard pressed to find one in your local Walmart. They are not everyday clothing, even for Japanese. You could always buy a bath robe. It would be a lot cheaper and they look like kimonos.
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Re: where/how to get a robe?

Postby yunghung » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:53 pm

How do bath clothes you talking about look like?whats the name of the bath clothes?
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