Katina Ceremony - 2023
Saturday, November 25
The Katina Robe Offering Ceremony is a deeply meaningful and cherished tradition in Theravada Buddhism, highlighting the power of generosity, community and spirituality
A Celebration of Merit and Renewal
The Katina ceremony is a significant event in Theravada Buddhism, marking the culmination of the three-month rainy season retreat, known as Vassa. This traditional observance, dating back over 2,500 years, is a time for laypeople to express their gratitude to the monastics for their dedication to spiritual practice and to offer them essential requisites, particularly the Katina robe.
A Symbol of Community and Gratitude
The Katina ceremony serves as a bridge between the monastic community and the lay community, fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose. It is a time for laypeople to express their appreciation for the monastics' unwavering commitment to the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha.
Katina Robe Offering Ceremony - 2023
Katina Robe offering ceremony of Dhammawood Meditation Center will be held on Saturday, November 25,
with participation of 12 Theravada Buddhist Monks
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Bringing the Katina robe to the podium
10:30 – 10.50 a.m.
The food offering to the Buddha
11:00 – 10:59 a.m.
The food offering to the Maha Sangha (Monks)
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Dharma Talk & Blessings
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Serving food to the attendees
- When: Saturday, November 25
- Where: Dhammawood Meditation Center, 9917 Mission Blvd, Jurupa Valley, CA 92500
- All Are Welcome
- Registration is not required
- Attire: Attendees are required to wear comfortable and modest clothing during the retreat. Some people that come like to wear white.
- You can attend & leave the ceremony at any time.