Kathina Ceremony, Sunday November 18th 2018, 08:30 to 15:00

We are delighted to invite you to attend the Grand Annual Kathina Ceremony  on Sunday, 28th October 2018, from 08.30 to 15.00 hrs

08.30am – Registration
09.00am – Meditation
10.30am – Alms Giving Ceremony
11.00am – Offering midday meal to the monks and lunch time for all participants (enjoy a large variety of Thai food and drinks provided by temple supporters)
01.30pm – Paying homage to the Buddha by walking around the temple
02.00pm – Kathina Ceremony
03.30pm – Finish

The Kaṭhina robe offering ceremony is most important annual festival in Theravada Buddhism. Participants enjoy the ceremony, performing many meritorious acts

People gather in the temple, undertake the five precepts, and listen to Dhamma talks. The first session is concluded before noon. Thereafter, the devotees serve a meal to the Monks and enjoy a large variety of Thai foods and desserts provided by temple supporters

The main theme of Kaṭhina begins at midday, around 13:00, where monks give Dhamma talks and talk about the significance of the Kaṭhina robe offering. A representative of the laypeople leads the ceremony and announces the offering. At the ending session, the festival is concluded by sharing the accumulated merits to relatives and sentient beings.

 

 

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Temple Stay & Retreat Weekend, 21st – 23rd September 2018

We are pleased to announce a Temple Stay and Retreat Weekend conducted in English between Friday evening 21st – Sunday evening 23rd September 2018

Monks Lp Sander from Wat Netherlands and Lp Ronnapop from Wat Scotland will be teaching

This is an great opportunity to:
Deepen your meditation practice over the course of a weekend
Join the monks and lay supporters to experience temple life
Learn about chanting and receiving blessings from the monks
Offer food to the monks and enjoy authentic Thai food
Practice observing the eight precepts
Stay at the temple
Meditate in beautiful surroundings in the Peak District (on Sunday afternoon)

If you are unable to stay for the whole weekend it is possible to participate for just a day by prior arrangement

Cost – £30.00 including food and accommodation on bunk beds / mattresses on the floor in dorms

Registration and further information here

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