Updated: Nov 29
Full Ceremony on Video:
Dhamma Talk Podcast Audio:
Paritta Chanting Podcast Audio:
Pics Robe Offering Ceremony:
Pics Outing Koala Sanctuary:
Anumodanā to everyone who's supported our outing to a Koala sanctuary with Ajahn Den Atthakāro on Monday 😊
🐨 🐍 🦘
Ajahn thoroughly enjoyed exploring the unique Aussie fauna
The Kaṭhina season is traditionally the time when both lay community and monastic sangha cooperate in a grand ceremony meant to mark the end of the yearly retreat period. It is long considered as one of the most auspicious times in the year to make merit ('puñña' = good karma), when the laity present robes and other requisites to the Sangha in a joyful spirit, full of appreciation for the monks resolute striving in their meditation during the rains retreat. For this years Robe Offering Ceremony we have invited monks from Buddha Bodhivana Monastery, Warburton near Melbourne, Bodhisaddha Monastery, Wilton near Sydney and Bodhipala monastery near Adelaide.
For the first time, dedicated supporters from our Indian & Bangladeshi community will be leading the proceedings.
All financial donations on that day will be dedicated to new shower facilities at the monks kutis.
(Of course, one can also donate already now by clicking on picture below and choosing any of the payment options available on the donations page of our website. Please indicate 'Shower Facilites' with your donation, if you like them dedicated to for this purpose)
Sunday 19 November
Robe Offering at Dhammagiri:
Arrival of Participants,
Preparing food for Almsoffering
Almsround & Shared Meal
Triple Refuge & 5 Precepts
Robe Offering Ceremony
Anumodanā & Blessing
Invitation to Teach Dhamma
Formal Request to Recite Paritta
Invitation to Devatā
Paritta Chanting by Sangha
End of Program
(Note there will be no 3:00 pm Meditation session)
The Event will be livestreamed on our Youtube Channel
Saturday 18 November
Program with Ajahn Den & Ajahn Saengchai
Triple Refuge & Precepts Ceremony
With Ajahn Den Atthakaro
Preparing for Almsoffering
Almsoffering & Shared Meal
With Ajahn Saengchai Ratananyana
End of Program
Monday 20 November
No Monks at Dhammagiri!
We're taking Ajahn Den on an all-day outing.
There will be no meal offering at 10.30 am at the monastery, as the monks are out with Ajahn Den