A Kathina Festival will be held at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery on Sunday, 2 November 2014. The 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 the Kathina cloth, and in addition other requisites to the Sangha.
Kathina is a very happy, warm-hearted time for celebration. It is a time to come together, focusing on the single act of generosity of offering the cloth and other requisites.
As in previous years, it will be a Royal Kathina, with the Royal Kathina Robe being graciously offered by His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.
09:45 Paritta Chanting
10:30 Pindapata – offering of almsfood to the Sangha
13:00 Kathina Ceremony (taking the precepts, Paritta Chanting, offering of Kathina Robe and Cloth)
Dhamma talk by Luang Por Sumedho (Venerable Phra Rajasumedhajahn)
Kathina List 2014
Kathina Invitation – English Kathina Notice – English
Kathina Invitation – Thai Kathina Notice – Thai
Contact volunteer coordinator
The lay Kathina organising committee is also seeking for volunteers to help out during Kathina day, if you are interested, please contact Sharron Chan on 07825 013110 or use below email form.