Kathina Day – Sunday, October 20, 2019

Kathina Tent.jpg

Jetavana Kathina – October 20

2019/2562

This year’s Kathina will take place on Sunday, October 20. As always, everyone is welcome to attend and take part in the occasion. The Kathina is a ceremony established by the Buddha and observed in Theravada Buddhist countries to the present day. The hallmark of this ceremony is an unsolicited offering of cloth with which the Sangha will sew and dye a finished robe before the next dawn; that finished robe is then bestowed upon a senior monk chosen by the Sangha to be a worthy recipient. Organized by members of the lay community who wish to offer requisites and support to the monastery, this traditional ceremony serves also as an annual gathering for the lay and monastic communities and anyone who wishes to attend.

Everyone is welcome to join us for any part of the day: an alms-round and shared meal, the Kathina Offering, a Dhamma Talk offered by Luang Por Viradhammo, and a chance to meet the sangha.

Schedule:

10:15 a.m. Introductory Remarks

10:30 a.m. Prepare Food Offering

10:45 a.m. Alms-round

11 a.m. Shared Meal

12:45 p.m. Kathina Offering Ceremony

1:30 p.m. Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Viradhammo

2:30 p.m. Close; chance to meet Sangha
3:00 p.m. End