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Part3. Rites and Rituals of the Order

Chapter 13. Ritual Objects of the Order

Section 3. Robe of the Order

1. A robe of the Order is the formal attire that endows solemnity to the temples and various essential dharma ceremonies. There are two types of vestments: the robe of the Order and the dharma stole. At ordinary functions, only the dharma robe shall be worn. At special ceremonies, the stole shall be worn over a dharma robe.
2. A robe of the Order and dharma stole shall be tailored in accordance with the Regulations of the Order, including its material, measurement, color, etc.
3. When and to what extent the vestments are to be worn shall be decided in accordance with the Regulations of the Order.