I'm planning to visit a Quaker church soon. Please advice:
1 - Is there any specific dress code?
2 - What can I expect at the meeting?
3 - Is there anything else I should keep in mind?
Also, in my mind the Quakers is the Buddhists of the Christian world. What do you think of this statement?
Programmed or unprogrammed? Both fall within the umbrella of "Quaker".
I attended a Quaker meeting (unprogrammed) for a while. Im that particular case (the Toronto Monthly Meeting):
1. There was no dress code.
2. Every meeting had the same format (people come in quietly, and sit down. When the doors close, everyone reflects/prays. When/if someone feels moved to do it, they stand, say what they feel moved to say, and then sit down. The reflection continues. At the end of the meeting, two elders shake hands to signal the end, then everyone else shakes hands as well). The actual "feel" of the meeting varies. I've been to meetings that seemed almost chatty. I've been to others where nobody talked at all.
3. If you have questions, try calling or emailing the particular group you're interested in checking out. There can be a fair bit of variation between groups, so they'll be the best ones to tell you their own specifics.