NC Buddhist Vihara
Kathina Ceremony 2019
Dear Devotees & Friends
As you know, this year Charlotte Sri Lankan community will be coordinating and organizing the Kathina ceremony which marks the end of the Vas Period.
As informed by Venerable Yatiyana Wajirapala, we would like to invite you all for Annual Robe Offering (Kathina Cheewara Pooja) and Vap Poya observance at the NC Buddhist Vihara on October 11th and 12, 2019.
Please sign-up for below events at your earliest to organize the events.
We are expecting about 10-12 priests for the ceremony. Please use following slots to signup your generous donation towards the expenses of the event to make it a success. Your donation will go towards robes, Prikara and to lay the concrete for driveway.
(For the concrete driveway, the estimated cost is $13000, and Katina organizing group will be donating $8000 towards it).
This year, each donor will have the opportunity to offer the robes to the respective priests during the ceremony.
Friday, Oct. 11, 2019
7: 00 pm Buddha Pooja & Chanting of Seth Pirith Traditional Blessings ceremony
8: 30 pm Dinner
October 12, 2019
6:30 am Bringing the Katina Robe to the Temple
7:00 am Buddha Puja
7:30 am Heel Dana for Maha Sangha
8:15 am Breakfast for all participants
10:00 am Arrival of all members and other visitors
10:30 am Katina Robe Procession
11:00 am Buddha Puja by Ven. MahanamaThero
11:15 am Offering of Katina Robe and Daval Dana for Maha Sangha
12:30 pm Lunch for all Participants
1:30 pm Offering of the Katina Robe, conducting of “Vinaya Kamma” (Chanting of Vinaya Formula) Katinanisansa Dhamma Sermon for adults by Ven. Neluwakande Gnananada Nayaka thero
1:30 PM Dhamma Sermon for children (in English) By Pandith Warukandeniye Piyarathana Thero
2:30 pm Gilanpasa Buddha Puja & sharing merits with departed ones
3:00 pm Tea and the end of Katina Ceremony (Cleaning of the temple premises)Date: 10/12/2019 (Sat.) Time: 6:30pm - 7:00pm EDT Location: NC Buddhist Temple, 1017 Patterson Rd, Durham, North Carolina 27704