Date(s) - Sun, 30 Oct 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bodhisaddha Forest Monastery
Please register at robes.eventbrite.com.au so that we can reserve a Kathina robe cloth (prepared by the monastery) for you to offer (1 per person). This can be obtained from the Robe Cloth Desk before the ceremony starts at 12pm. The robe cloth will be offered during the Kathina Ceremony after 12pm.
Traditionally, the Kathina season occurs during the one month period after the end of the monastic vassa (3 months-rains-retreat). The Kathina robe offering may only be made once in the monastery during this period. This Kathina offering has been a tradition held since the time of the Buddha, and is a way that the laity show their support for the 5 or more monks who completed the vassa in that monastery.
• All donations for the event will go towards the building of Bodhisaddha Hall
KATHINA CEREMONY 2022 PROGRAMME
Saturday 29th October 2022
8:00am Setup for Event (Volunteers welcome)
6:30pm Evening Chanting and Paritta Chanting
(this session will be streamed online through Zoom regular evening chanting ID 508 057 650 ; password dhamma)
7:30pm Dhamma Talk by Senior Monk (English)
Sunday 30th October 2022
10:00am Monks go for alms-round at Muchalinda Dam
10:30am Monks have the daily meal; laity invited to have lunch from the food stalls; Kathina Robe cloth available from Kathina Robe Cloth Desk
12:00pm Kathina Ceremony begins; Kathina Offering Chant and Offering of Robes; Anumodana Talks by Senior monks (Thai & English); Monks give formal blessing
2:00pm Ceremony Ends
The monastery invites all the faithful laity to gather on this once-a-year occasion of the offering of the Kathina, for their benefit, happiness and prosperity in the world and in the Dhamma.
- A Kathina robe cloth can be reserved for you (1 per person) to offer on the day. It can be reserved at robes.eventbrite.com.au. It can be collected in the monastery and is available by donation.
- Complimentary bus service leaves from Bodhikusuma Centre, 203-209 Thomas St., Haymarket at 8:00am. Email email@example.com or call (02) 9211-1188 to book. Spaces are limited and must be reserved ahead of time.