Vassa Invitation Ceremony – Sunday 7th of July 2019 @ 5.30 PM

Dear Dhamma Friends,

Dharmapala Institute warmly welcomes you to attend and share the merits with family and friends at the Vassa Invitation Ceremony on Sunday, 7thof July 2019 at 5.30 PM. We will have the monthly Uposatha Observance program during the day, which will be followed by the Vassa Invitation ceremony.Vassa, also called the Rains Retreat, is the traditional period during the rainy season in eastern Asia, lasting for three lunar months during which time the Buddhist monastics remain in a single place, with an allowance to travel for up to seven nights at a time. The Vassa is followed by the Kathina season, which ends with the Kathina Ceremony, which is organized by the lay community. The Kathina Ceremony revolves around the offering of the Kathina robe to Maha Sangha, together with other requisites to support the monastic community.

Vassa at Dharmapala Institute starts with the ‘Vassa Invitation” ceremony on Sunday, July 7th 2019. This year Senaka and Jeewika Ranaweera family, with participation of the devotees and friends will bestow the Kathina robe to Maha Sangha. We invite everyone to participate at this event of “Vassa Invitation Ceremony”, which symbolizes the beginning of the Rains Retreat. 


  • 05:30 PM         Buddha Vandana & Vassa Aradhana
  • 06:30 PM         Discuss & Plan the program for the Vassa 
  • 07.00 PM         Closing remarks, Tea & Refreshments 

With Metta,
The Organizing Committee
Dharmapala Institute
409 S Temple Drive 
Milpitas CA 95035
(408) 934-3985

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