The Kathina festival at Amaravati will be held this year on Sunday, October 29. We warmly invite you to join us in celebrating this event. Kathina is a tradition that has been followed for over 2500 years. It takes place during the month following the end of the Vassa (the three months’ Rains Retreat). At the time of Kathina, lay followers make a special offering of a Kathina cloth and, in addition, other requisites to the Sangha.
It will again be a Royal Kathina, with the Royal Kathina Robe being graciously offered by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun of Thailand, through a representative.
Chao Khun Bhavanaviteht, known to many as Luang Por Khemadhammo, Abbot of the Forest Hermitage, Warwickshire, has been extended a welcome again this year. Chao Khun Bodhiyanaviteth (Luang Por Pasanno), the abbot of Abhayagiri Monastery, California (USA) will also be with us.
Outline of the Day
09:45 Paritta Chanting in the Temple
10:30 Pindapata – offering of almsfood to the Sangha
13:00 Kathina Ceremony
(taking the Precepts, Paritta Chanting, offering of Royal Kathina Robe and Cloth)
15.00 After a break, during which the sangha will offer calendars for 2018, Dhamma Desanas will be offered by our distinguished monastic visitors
This year’s event is kindly sponsored by the Wednesday Group. If you would like to know more please click on the links below.Kathina 2017 Invitation in English Kathina 2017 Invitation in Thai
We hope you are able to join us in this joyful day for us all.
Note: if you are coming in a coach, contact the main event organiser and let us know. Then we can make sure there is enough parking for everyone.
Sumith Mestridge [email protected] / 07392519446