Kathina 2018

Kathina Maha Pinkama 2018



Kathina refers to the offering of a special robe (Kathina Chivara) carefully prepared by pious laity and presented by them to monks who have completed the three-month period of retreat called Vas in Sinhala and Vassana in Pali (literally, ‘the period of rain’). Kathina literally means ‘firm’ or ‘solid,’ as the offering of a Kathina robe helps one to earn good, solid karma. The Kathina Ceremony has a history spanning more than 2500 years.  A special element of the Kathina robe offering is that it is not offered to an individual monk, but to the entire community of Sangha; to all noble disciples of the Buddha --  and not only to enlightened ones but also to those monks yet to be enlightened.

The Kathina robe can be offered only during a specified period at the end of the rains retreat, between the full-moon day of October and the full-moon day of November. It is a monastic tradition long preserved and observed by Buddhists all over the world and is highly revered as a unique, once-yearly opportunity to acquire merit. Georgia Buddhist Vihara will celebrate Kathina on 2nd and 3rd  of November 2018. This year Kathina Pinkama is sponsored by devout devotees; Mr. & Dr. Niroshena and Erosha Jayawardena family. You are invited to attend this meritorious Pinkama.

Program

Kathina Maha Pinkama 2018

Friday, Nov, 2nd , 2018

7:00 pm
Refreshments\Dinner
8:00 pm
Pirith Deshanwa/Maha Piritha and Dhammacakka Deshana

Saturday, Nov, 3rd , 2018

5:45 am
Bringing the Kathina Robe to temple by devotees.
6:00 am
Buddha Puja and Heel Dana Sponsored by Devout Niroshena and Erosha Jayawardena family and spiritual friends.
7:30 am
Breakfast for devotees
8:30 am
Group Discussion. By Bhante WajirabodhiBhante Piyananda, and Bhante Dhammaloka
8:30 am
Group discussion for young adult by Bhante Deepankara and Bhante Sumanajothi
10:30 am
Pindapatha.
11:00 am
Buddha Puja and Dawal Dana Sponsored by Devout Niroshena and Erosha Jayawardena family and spiritual friends
 1:30 pm
The procession starts at the parking lot and heading onto the Vihara pathway to main preaching hall with Buddhist flags and Robe. All are invited for this parade to carry the Kathina Robe make use of this rare occasion.
2:00 pm
The offering of Kathina Robe by devout Dayaka Niroshena & Erosha Jayawardena family and spiritual friends.
3:00 pm
Kathina Dhamma Desahanawa/English and Sinhalese by Bhante Piyananda and Bhante Deepankara.
4:30 pm
Atavisi Pujawa and conclusion of the Kathina Ceremony



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