It's just one of the many trappings that can be removed from zen to bring it up to date.
I feel that the use of robes is an individual decision. Personally, I am happy in my ordinary clothes when sitting. For me, there is then no real separation
Last night I was having a discussion with a friend about zazen and my local zendo here in Madrid. He's interested in checking out
"I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw."
Hello dharmasponge ! You happen to exactly describe how i was. The walk full of thoughts that Alan described was me as well. I'm not like that anymore,