Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

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Re: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

Post by Mantrik » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:37 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:12 pm
Mantrik wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:44 pm
Seriously, I'd try bleach rather than a dark dye. If it is thin you could always then attach another thin zen to it. I've seen maroon stain skin..not always a good look.
Bleaching is not going to work, as it will destroy the maroon and coloured stripes. It's easier to dye it all maroon and get a white strip stitched on to it.
Ah, gotcha. Yes, I see what you mean, now. I thought you meant maroon all over. :)
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Re: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

Post by billy hudson » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:36 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:58 am
Our teacher instructs those of us that have taken a certain HYT empowerment to wear the striped zen and white shantab during practice and teachings. Recently I made the mistake of washing my striped zen and now it is red and pink instead of red and white. I wonder what the significance of that is? :tongue:
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Re: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

Post by Sennin » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:46 pm

I've been looking for a black shawl...
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Re: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

Post by Pema Rigdzin » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:27 am

Sennin wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:46 pm
I've been looking for a black shawl...
Does the color black for a shawl just call to you, or is it connected to a specific tradition/transmission?

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Re: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

Post by Sennin » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:33 pm

Pema Rigdzin wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:27 am
Sennin wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:46 pm
I've been looking for a black shawl...
Does the color black for a shawl just call to you, or is it connected to a specific tradition/transmission?
I just want a black shawl.

Even though i've heard the black shawl is connected to certain wrathful transmissions, and the charnel ground in general.
This I learned in 2015 from a western lama.
Haven't heard anything about it since though.
(i.e. I'm not sure if it's an innovation.)
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Re: Meaning of different colored meditation shawls

Post by Pema Rigdzin » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:05 pm

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