Robe Offering Ceremony 2020
November 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+10
When we think of Kathina, we think of wishing trees, robes, and being with the sangha! The Zoom ceremony aims to recapture the feeling of community, warmth, generosity and faith that we associate with the real-life Kathina ceremony. As part of the program, Zoom participants will be guided through the process of offering their requisites “virtually” by presenting the token/receipt/giftcard of their donation in an individual link-up with senior monastics.
Date: Sunday, 1 November 2020
Time: 09:00 – 10:35 am (AEDT)
If you wish to attend the Robe Offering Ceremony, please register before you leave the page.
Schedule of Robe Offering Program:
|9.00 am||President – Welcome Message|
|9.05 am||End of Rains Retreat message and Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Nissarano|
|9.35 am||Robe Offering Ceremony begins with the offering of main robes to the senior nun and monk at NBM – Ayya Upekkha and Ajahn Nissarano via Zoom|
|9.40 am||Blessing after the offerings to Sangha – chanting to share the merits of the gifts given to the monastics|
|9.55 am||President Adrian Tee – closing message and thanking the Sangha who have spent the Rains Retreat at NBM|
|10.00 am||Live link up via Zoom between monastics and each lay person who has donated a virtual requisite to NBM monastics and a Question & Answer Session|
|10.30 am||End of Robe Offering Ceremony|
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.
Robes and Other Requisites
Purchase and donate virtual robes, bowl and towel sets, food and medical expenses for offering to monks and nuns at NBM. The offering is symbolic. Your donation will go towards supporting the NBM Sangha. This donation is not tax deductible.
Make a donation towards the building fund for the NBM Building Project – Stage 2 Meditation Centre. This donation is tax deductible.