So I think it would be good to make a few suggestions about what to ware to the Okinawa Zazen Group meetings, so that in case you feel like showing up, you know what is expected.
Loose clothing is best. Don't where clothes that are too tight and could cut off your circulation. Dark colored solids are preferred, and nothing overly revealing that might disturb the senses. I keep the air conditioning running so be prepared for the room to be comparatively warmer or cooler than it is outside. The base controls the temperature and it is up to them weather I get hot air or cold air. Please make a note of it.
As for me, I will more than likely be in my pajamas or a samui. They are dark colored and loose fitting, and heck it is my house so that is where the standard is set.
Just prior to the chanting of the Heart Surta, I quietly recite the verse of the Kesa and put on my small Kesa, if you also have a similar tradition please feel free to follow it.
If you feel that your pajamas meet those prerequisites, you are free to show up in your pajamas as well, but if you plan on going to the PX, BX, Commissary, bowling ally, etc or out in town afterwards, please ensure you have brought along the appropriate civilian attire your service prescribes, I will be happy to provide a place for you to change.
The schedule for Next Saturday May 15th is as follows:
0930- Introduction and Instructions for sitting and Zen hall etiquette,
1000- Heart Sutra recitation
1105-"Zen" Movie & Snacks/ discussion
*Times are approximate, the door is open until 0959*