27 September 2008

Kathina Day Celebration @ Santi Forest Monastery (M'sia)

Hi members!

On Sunday, October 19th, Santi Forest Monastery (Malaysia) will be having its Kathina day celebration.

This year, SPBS together with Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) Buddhist Bhavana Club will be participating in the celebration of Kathina day over at monastery.

Since the time of the Buddha, this annual ceremony has taken place during the month after the Vassa, also known as the three-month rain retreat (July - October) according to the monastic order. It is the time of the year when new robes and other requisites is offered by the laity to the monks.

Monastic Program are as shown:

7.00am - Breakfast

8.00am - Pindapata (Alms Round)

9.30am - Requesting for 3 Refuges & 5 Precepts
- Asking of forgiveness from Sangha
- Offering of Kathina robes to Sangha
- Offering of Requisites to Sangha
- Cutting & Sewing of Kathina Robes

10.30am - Offering of food to the Sangha
- Blessing & Sharing of Merits
- Lunch

12.30pm - Dhamma Talk

1.00pm - Sewing & Dyeing of Kathina Robe

7.00pm - Spreading of Kathina Robe
(We will taking our leave after the program ‘Dhamma Talk’)

On this once a year occasion, Kathina day, whatever is offered to the bhikkhu-Sangha is considered, in point of merit, productive of the highest good.

Those keen in participating, may drop an ‘SMS’ to Carol @ 81128454 / Chek Beng @ 96586402 by 8 October. (Further details ie, venue, time of meeting will be notify via calls & email)
(Note: we will be leaving to the monastery on the evening of 18 October.)

Should you have any doubts, feel free to contact Chek Beng @ 96586402 or you may email us @ spbs.sss@gmail.com

May we all rejoice in supporting the monks & celebrating the kathina!

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

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