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Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony 2022
November 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm UTC+10
The BSV committee invites everyone to join the Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony – a ceremony to offer robes and other requisites to the Sangha as an expression of our gratitude. This year’s event will be held at the Newbury Buddhist Monastery (107 Beaches Lane, Newbury).
Date: Sunday, 6 November 2022
Time: 09:30 am – 03:00 pm (AEDT)
Please arrive by 9.00 am to enable the event to commence at 9.30 am sharp. In the morning there will be a Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Nissarano followed by Rice Pindapatha and offering lunch dana to the Monastics. Communal lunch will be at 11.30am. If you wish, please bring a dish to share with the monastics and the lay community. The Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony will begin at 12:30 pm.
Attending in person:
It is a compulsory requirement to register to attend the Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony at NBM. This will greatly assist us in the organisation of the event. Register via Eventbrite HERE
You are encouraged to check the weather at Newbury before leaving home and bring suitable clothes (e.g. jacket, hat/beanie) including an umbrella. The weather in Newbury is usually 5 degrees cooler than in Melbourne. It is highly recommended to wear sturdy walking shoes as the terrain is uneven and can be muddy.
Buses to NBM
A bus has been organised to provide transport to those wishing to attend the Kathina Ceremony.
Bookings are essential as seats are limited. The cost is $20 per person for the return trip. Last day to secure a seat is Sunday 30 Oct 2022, 5 pm (if seats are still available).
Please book your seat HERE
The bus will depart from the BSV Buddhaloka Centre (71 Darling Road, Malvern East) by 7 am SHARP. Please plan to be at the Centre by 6.45 am. The bus will leave NBM at 3.30 pm to return to the Buddhaloka Centre.
Kathina Ceremony Program:
|09.30 am||President’s welcome message – Adrian Tee|
|09.35 am||Request to observe 5 precepts followed by Rains Retreat message by Ajahn Nissarano and Ayya Upekkha|
|09.45 am||Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Nissarano|
|10.45 am||Rice Pindapatha & offering lunch dana to monastics|
|11.30 am||Communal lunch|
|12.30 pm||Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony|
|02:00 pm||Walking Tours of the Meditation Retreat Centre and the Nuns’ and the Monks’ areas|
End of Rains Retreat
& Dhamma talk
Afternoon Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony
Devotees are invited to offer any of the four requisites (robes, food, medicine, shelter) to the BSV-NBM Bhikkhu and Bhikkhuni Sangha as a practical way of expressing their gratitude and support.
Requisites available for offering at the Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony:
1. Full Set of Robes with Alms Bowl – $70
2. Full Set of Robes Only – $40
3. Towel Set – $30
4. Towel Only – $10
Alternatively, you may wish to make a monetary donation online by selecting one of the options below:
Robe & Other Requisites
The offering is symbolic. Your donation will go towards supporting NBM Sangha.
This donation is not tax deductible.
NBM Building Fund
Make a donation towards the NBM Retreat Centre Project Stage 2a.
This donation is tax deductible.
Dana/Gift Offering for the Ceremony
A giver of clothes is a giver of beauty.
A giver of vehicle is a giver of ease.
A giver of lamp is a giver of vision.
And the one who is a giver of residence is a giver of everything.
But the one who teaches the Dhamma is a giver of the deathless.
The Buddha explains to a deva the true value of various kinds of gifts.