25th OCTOBER 2020
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 25th October 2020.
3.00pm Bringing 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 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
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic rules imposed by the Government; it will not be possible to have a gathering at the Vihara premises. Therefore, the gathering will be limited to members of the sponsoring families only.
Those who are wishing to contribute towards the Kathina Ceremony may send a donation made payable to The London Buddhist Vihara or Online transfers to:-
The London Buddhist Vihara
NatWest Bank A/C No. 02449161 Sort Code: 56-00-31
using your name as reference.
The traditional Kapparukkha (Wishing Tree) will be placed in the shrining Room from Sunday 18th October, and the Kathina Robe will be available for stitching from 20th – 24th October 2020. Those wishing to place their donations and to stitch the robe are welcome to visit the Vihara
by prior appointment before Sunday 25th October 2020.
(Due to the Pandemic restrictions unfortunately, we do not invite Dayakas or friends to attend to the Vihara on 25th October 2020.)
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