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.
If you’re practising Dharma, you practise it for enlightenment. Not for rights, not for freedom, not for justice, not for healing, not for getting better in a worldly way.
~Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche