Kathina Ceremony 2017
Dear Dhamma Friends,
We warmly invite all our Dhamma friends and devotees to participate at the Annual Kathina Ceremony this weekend at the Dharmapala Institute and share the merits with your family and friends.
The Kathina Ceremony symbolizes the end of the rains retreat or the ‘Vassa’. Kathina celebration marks the time to move on and the festival also acclaims the offerings of the ‘Kathina Robe’, which is given to the monks by the lay people. The Kathina, represents cultivation of generosity, the first of the Ten Paramis otherwise known as the Ten Perfections. It’s a tradition that encourages the act of charity, and permits the display of selflessness.
This year Sunil and Anuja Nethisinghe and family, with the participation of the devotees and friends, will bestow the Kathina robe to the Maha Sangha. The ceremony starts on Saturday October 28th, followed by the Kathina offering on Sunday October 29th. Priyanka and Champika Kehelgamuwa and family are offering the breakfast-meal-dana on the morning of October 29th.
We invite everyone to participate in customary offering of items necessary for maintenance and upkeep of the temple, including monitory donations under the ‘Kap-Ruka’. Please find the Kathina donation form attached herewith.
If you wish to donate Kathina-robes or wish to signup for the lunch-meal-offerings for the Kathina offering day on October 29th, please use the Google link below.
Saturday, October 28th
06.30 PM Buddha puja
07.00 PM Dhamma talk
08.00 PM Pirith chanting
08.30 PM Refreshments
Sunday, October 29th
07.00 AM Breakfast
10.00 AM Preparing for Kathina parade
10.30 AM Kathina parade & Kathina offering
11.00 AM Buddha puja & lunch meal offerings
12.00 PM Punyanumodana
01.00 PM Lunch for participants
02.00 PM Cleaning