We are delighted to invite you to attend the Grand Annual Kathina Ceremony on Sunday, 27th October 2019, 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.
Kathina Ceremonies will also be taking place at Wat Phra Dhammakaya London, Sunday, 20th October 2019 Wat Phra Dhammakaya Scotland, Saturday, 9th November 2019 Wat Phra Dhammakaya Newcastle, Sunday, 10th November 2019