Punya wrote:It looks like a shawl to me! In my limited experience, Rinpoche only wears formal 'Rinpoche' attire when giving empowerments and otherwise he wears all manner of attire, including some very colourful pants (I'll see if I can dig up a photo when I have time). He is also inclined to lament the conformity of dress adopted by most of us.
I've been trying to resist the temptation to correct myself but haven't suceeded. Of course, Rinpoche also wears formal attire at major teachings, pujas, etc, etc which, when you think about it, must take up a lot of his waking hours.
Thank you for starting this topic Nilasarasvarti, it's made me think quite a lot about conformity and why I do it, so not so trivial after all. Sadly, I haven't been able to find the 'pants' photo.
See equality between praise and criticism, between approval and disapproval, between the good and the bad reputation, since they are simply illusions or dreams and have no true existence. Learn to tolerate them as if they were mere echoes. ~ Longchenpa