Kathina Offering Ceremony
April 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Join us for an especially festive sharing of the Dharma with our fourth annual kathina ceremony.
The kathina (pronounced ka-tee-na) is widely celebrated in the Buddhist countries of Southeast Asia. Dating to the Buddha’s time, it’s traditionally an occasion for making offerings to replenish sangha supplies after the long retreat.
The Abbey’s American version includes a procession, gift exchange, Dharma talk, and a vegetarian potluck.
|10:00||Arrive & introduction to kathina|
|10:30||Procession with offerings to the Meditation Hall|
|10:45||Offering the “robe of merit” to the sangha|
|Dharma talk for guests
Celebration & rejoicing
|After lunch||(optional) Forest walk or offering service|