2012 Annual Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony

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‘Kathina’ is a term rooted in ancient Pali language, having its literal meaning of embroidery frame. However, a presentation of ‘Kathina’ refers to the annual ceremonial offering of saffron robes to the Buddhist monks after the rains retreat of 3 months.

Lay supporters are eligible to present Kathina robes to the Buddhist monastic community that comprises a minimum of five members who each have strictly observed Buddhist Lent as a way to increase their Dhamma knowledge; who have cultivated virtues and furthered their meditation practice.

This year, at  The Johannesburg Meditation Centre (JMC), the date for Kathina falls on  Sunday 11th November 2555 B.E. (2012 A.D.)  at its premise in Halfway House.  For Buddhists and non-Buddhist alike, it is a great opportunity to observe the 2,600-year-old noble tradition of the saffron robe parade and presentation.

Programme of the day can be found and downloaded below:

:: Download Kathina Poster ::

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