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Robe Offering Ceremony 2021

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+10

The BSV committee invites everyone to join the BSV Robe Offering Ceremony – a ceremony to offer virtual robes and other requisites to the Sangha as an expression of their gratitude.

When we think of Katina, 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 in-person Katina ceremony. 

Date: Sunday, 7 November 2021
Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (AEDT)

Live YouTube event:

Topic: BSV-NBM Virtual Robe Offering Ceremony
Time: Nov 7, 2021 09:00 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
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Meeting ID: 829 2100 7105 | Passcode: Kathina

You are invited to participate in the Robe Offering Ceremony by joining the Zoom meeting or YouTube Live Stream.  The Robe Offering ceremony will end at 10 am.  Devotees will have the opportunity to  “Meet and Greet” the resident monastics at NBM virtually as the Zoom session will continue until 10.30 am.

You can join the Youtube Live Stream from 9am to 10am, 7 November 2021 with this link.
If you have any questions, please email Lai at events@bsv.net.au

Schedule of Robe Offering Program: 

9.00 am President’s welcome message – Indira Jayasinghe
9.02 am Request to observe 5 precepts followed by Rains Retreat message and Dhamma talk by Ajahn Nissarano and Ayya Upekkha
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 
9.45 am Blessing after the offerings to Sangha and chanting to share the merits of the gifts given to the monastics
10.00 am Vice President’s closing message – Chinta Amadoru
10.00 am  End of Robe Offering Ceremony
10.00 am Conversation with monastics  [ Zoom participants only ]
10.30 am End of Zoom conversation session

Dana/Gift Offering for the Ceremony

A giver of food is a giver of strength.
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.

(SN 1.42)

Robes and Other Requisites

The offering is symbolic. Your donation will go towards supporting the NBM Sangha. This donation is not tax deductible.


Make a donation towards the construction of the Dana Hall of the NBM Building Project Stage 2a. This donation is tax deductible.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Nov 7, 2021 09:00 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney 



November 7
9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+10
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