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Kathina Offering Ceremony

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT

Shane with moose sign for kathina.

Join us for an especially festive sharing of the Dharma with our fifth annual Kathina ceremony and celebration.

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 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 senior monastic.

The Abbey’s American version includes a procession, gift exchange, Dharma talk, and a vegetarian potluck.

Read about the three monastic rites we do at the Abbey and how the kathina fits in with our practice of the Vinaya —  the monastic ethical code.

See the Wish List for ideas if you’d like to make an offering.

Schedule

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

12:00-ish Vegetarian potluck
After lunch (optional) Forest walk or offering service

Details

Date:
April 22
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Organizer

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

Venue

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