Dakkhina Dhammatthala Nun’s Kathina Festival 2021 in the Park

Dakkhina Dhammatthala Nun’s Kathina Festival 2021 in the Park

Sunday 7th Nov 2021, 10 am – 1pm,

We are shifting our ceremony and Dana into the park at the end of the street where we usually have our parade, due to covid restrictions on the number of people allowed in a house,

Please join us in offering food and gifts to the Sangha and then share in all of the food together that everone has brought.

The annual Kathina Festival celebrates the end of the Vassa

At the time of the Buddha the monsoon season was a time when monastic stayed in one place and did not travel. During the month following the end of Vassa, monasteries are allowed to hold a Kathina festival where the supporters provide the monks and nuns with things they need for the coming year.  This year’s major gifts and this year’s festival are sponsored by Piyal and Thamara and their sons Indu and Deu.

During the parade we place the major gifts of trays and with flags and umbrellas we parade from the park along the street to the Vihara. Do join us and join in our little parade.

Our guest monastics this year will be our beloved senior Bhikkhu from the ASBV Sri Lankan Temple, Bhante Sumedha Thero. We will also be joined by Venerable Pasanna, now a fully ordained Bhikkhuni, visiting us from Dhammasara nun’s monastery in Perth.

Kathina 2021,  November 7th,  10 am
Parade :           10.30 am (arrive for 10am please)
– Form up in the driveway at 79 Davis ave, and process up to the park
Puja Chanting in the park: 10.45 am
Monks and Nuns pindapat Dana  – 11 am
Dana (Lunch) for everyone:   11 am – 12 pm
Dhamma Talk in the Park   – after dana

Please contact, Tamarra on 0469 292 119
She is coordinating the food and gifts list,
so please let her know what dish of food you will like to bring to share with everyone

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