Are there any Buddhists in the house?

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  1. Eyescream

    Eyescream hates you

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    I'm going to a Buddhist service for a class assignment next weekend.

    I need to know how to dress. Under normal circumstances, I'd follow the thought process that overdressed is always the side to err on, but I really, really don't want to stick out in the crowd (more than someone with a ginormous goatee and big black discs in his ears already does).

    I don't wish to post the site for the place I'm going for a whole bunch of reasons, but if it will help shape your advice, I can PM it to you.
     
  2. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Wear clean socks.
     

  3. Eyescream

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    :thumbsup:

    Good lookin' out, man.
     
  4. Ersatz

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    I went one time. My friend spent, I kid you not, 15 minutes showing me how to sit properly.
     
  5. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    It can actually be difficult to sit properly for even a short time if you are not very limber. At my mother-in-laws funeral in Lamphun, Thailand my foot went to sleep from sitting that certain way they do.
     
  6. MB-G26

    MB-G26 Ornery & Irreverent Lifetime Member

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    via google:

    http://www.calvarychapelemmett.org/typical-buddhist-service/
    http://www.chungtian.org.au/ritual#r5
    :dunno:
     
  7. Ogreon

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    I'm not an expert but I don't think the Buddha wore a suit and tie. Unless you are a nudist (assuming the services are not at a nudist camp) or wear only speedos, normal attire is probably fine.
     
  8. metrogruntual

    metrogruntual o__O

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    i remember is zoobie and dogsol

    from the days when i was active

    they may still be around

    ....dogsol has already reincarnated
     
  9. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    What about nudist Budhists?
     
  10. raven11

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    don't get dressed up, but try not to wear jeans with holes in them, offensive tee shirt slogans or images, etc


    and clean socks
     
  11. Eyescream

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    My default dress is a pair of cargoes and a black t-shirt or short-sleeve button-up shirt.

    So I guess that'll be alright.
     
  12. AnimalK

    AnimalK Kilted Muppet

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    A couple of "Don'ts"
    Don't sit with your feet pointing toward the Buddha. It is considered disrespectful.
    Don't wear shorts.

    (At least that is the general rule in Thailand)
     
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    Tiger, you around here to help answer some questions??? Tiger????? Tiger, you can come out of the closet here on GT....Tiger?????
     
  14. Eyescream

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    Thanks man. I'm writing a paper, and really just want to sit in the back, stay out of the way and observe.
     
  15. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    wait..did you go to synagogue last week? :supergrin:
     
  16. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Well, I've asked plenty of chicks to rub my Buddha's belly for good luck.
     
  17. johnd

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    I think in my heart Im a Bhuddist but Ive learned over the years and miles to not subscribe to anything organised, especially any religion. Once indoctrinated, their question is always " how much money you got?"

    Id really like to go back to my roots and be a Druid but cant find any virgins here in Flor Duh.
     
  18. Chad Landry

    Chad Landry Cajunator® CLM

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    Remember the title of an old album: "Nothing matters, and what if it did?"

    This is Buddhism.

    Om mani padme hum.

    I have the tattoo to prove it.

    Buddhism is as near to actual "religion" as I've ever approached.

    "Om mani padme hum" is as true as anything Jesus ever taught.


    It's like Libertarian spirituality, man. It's like "Nothing else matters".

    Hell, it's the rock-n-roll of religions! No one hates anyone. No one declares anyone else a "sinner", and there are neither jihads, nor crusades.

    It's just cool.

    And if you have to kill someone, so be it. Not a problem.
     
  19. Chad Landry

    Chad Landry Cajunator® CLM

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    Dammit, 'scream! I think you just discovered the essence of the entire religious philosophy of Buddhism!
     
  20. Alchemy

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    Sorry, but I know nothing about Buddhists, but I trust your judgement about
    what to wear. Clean and casual. Sit in the back row and blend in and just
    do your thing J. I think that you will be just fine. :wavey: