Alix1112 wrote:I am receiving the five precepts on Monday and have been in the refuge of the Three Jewels since July 7th at my local Fo Guang Shan. It has been a unusually warm summer here....pity I don't enjoy heat at all. And wearing a polyester haiqing robe during ceremonies haven't helped make things feel any cooler.
I wanted to ask if any practioners who wore robes for ceremonies or any monastics on the forum could tell me if haiqing robes/kasayas (or 'man yi) were available in any other materials than polyester/man made substances and if so - where I could order them. The only ones I've been able to find locally are made of 100% polyester...a little too toasty for my liking
Qing Tian wrote:There is a version available through ebay that I have personally seen. It is said to made of Taiwan haircords which is, as I understand it, a cotton fabric similar to muslin. The version I have seen felt very thin and cool. Priced around US$40 if I recall correctly. Just search for 'buddhist robes'.
Apologies if this breaks the TOS (I didn't think suggesting a search route classed as advertising, and I have no connection with any sellers on ebay or anywhere else), if it does then a Mod can delete please.
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