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Please note the Wednesday meditation classes on 10th, 17th and 24th October will be conducted by Bhante Kovida which will be a form of mindfulness meditation based on Qi gong movements

Bhante Kovida will also conduct the monthly retreat on Saturday 27 October


                           KATHINA CEREMONY

                  SUNDAY, 04 NOVEMBER 2018 – 3.00pm

KATHINA signifies the traditional end of the Vassa (Rainy) Season pertaining to the Buddha's own home ground in Northern India. A Vihara may perform this ceremony only once in any particular year. Kathina is an auspicious event giving devotees the rare opportunity of offering a Kathina Robe to the Sangha who have observed the Rainy Retreat (Vassa) at this Vihara. The occasion also gives an opportunity for practising Dana (generosity) in providing useful requisites to the monks and to the Vihara in general. The ceremony commemorating this event will be celebrated at the Vihara on Sunday, 04th November 2018.


3.00pm Ceremonial Procession with the Kathina Robe

3.15-3.30 Taking Refuges and the Five Precepts

3.30-4.00 A talk on the Significance of Kathina

4.00-4.30 The Ceremony of Offering Kathina Robe
and other requisites to the Sangha

4.30-5.00 Sermon in Sinhala

5.00-5.30 Paritta Chanting by the Venerable Monks and Punyanumodana

5.30-6.00 Tea


Those wishing to contribute towards the Kathina Ceremony may either like to send a donation (made payable to London Buddhist Vihara – form enclosed); or choose from the Requisites List, on display on Vihara notice board.

The traditional Kapparukkha (Wishing Tree) will be placed in the preaching hall from Sunday 28th October, and the Kathina Robe will be available for stitching from 12.30 p.m. on 04th November 2018.


The resident monks at the London Buddhist Vihara are now observing the traditional rain retreat (vas period). During this period, the lay devotees undertake to look after the monks by providing them with their daily requisites.
The retreat will end with the katina ceremony on 4 November 2018.

During this period, the first sermon of the Buddha, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (setting the wheel of dhamma in motion) will be chanted by the resident monks every evening, Monday to Saturday at 6 pm

Chanting of the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta by the resident monks



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