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Kathina Celebration-2023

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT

Monastics in a procession, led by a woman carrying a moose poster.

Hosted by Sravasti Abbey

Kathina and End-of-Retreat Celebration

Sunday, April 9

Tentative schedule: 9 am – 3 pm

In person and online

Venerable Thubten Chodron covers the robe with a khata.

​This year, the Abbey community ends our winter retreat in time for the Kathina Celebration. Join us for a day of appreciations, Dharma sharing, and reunion.

The Kathina (pronounced ka-tee-na) is widely celebrated in the Buddhist countries of Southeast Asia.

It’s a time when monastics and lay practitioners reunite after the monastics’  long varsa or “rains retreat.”

Join us for our our first public event of 2023.

What is it?

Dating to the Buddha’s time, it’s traditionally an occasion when lay friends make offerings of the four requisites—food, clothing, shelter, and medicine—to replenish the monks’ and nuns’ supplies after the three-month monastic retreat. The monastics accept these offerings, and ceremonially offer a “robe of merit” to a worthy monastic

The ceremony includes a procession, chanting, and a short Dharma talk. We’ll share a vegetarian potluck lunch and rejoice in the interdependent relationship of sangha and the lay community.

Watch for a kathina wish list in March.

Read more about last year’s kathina here.

Registration information

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Schedule

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Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
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Organizer

Sravasti Abbey Event Organizer
Phone:
(509) 447 5549
Email:
office.sravasti@gmail.com
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Venue

Sravasti Abbey
692 Country Lane
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Phone:
509-447-5549
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