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. 
Loving-kindness meditation 

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. 
Dharma Talk & Blessings

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Serving food to the attendees

Additional information

  • 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.

We invite all of you to join us
for this special Buddhist Ceremony!