Thursday, May 10, 2012

In The Zendo

This week, with the warm weather we have been having, I have been musing that it would be nice to do a photo-montage of zendo styles a la Bill Cunningham of the New York Times. Black robes are, naturally, still very much to the fore, if not as de rigueur as they are at Tassajara, but we have been seeing a profusion of lighter colours, pastel shades, thinner fabric and shorter trousers.
Since we don't get to take pictures of the zendo with people in it, here is a shot from after breakfast yesterday.

4 comments:

Sierra said...

It's interesting how the zendo always sort of remains the same but many factors inside it change. Beyond clothing I love to see the change in the light, the overall mood,each individuals unspoken mood, the strength of the chant, the han timing, the lightning/rain/wind/birds etc. I greatly miss the zendo at Upaya which is at the end of this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5farDR3eFe4

Shundo said...

Thanks Sierra. The zendo definitely has a life of its own, full or empty.

Full Moon said...

I wanna see a montage of zendo styles a la Bill Cunningham of the New York Times!!!!! That would be fantastic!!!

Shundo said...

...but a little unethical, alas.