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 Ajahn Kalyano and Ajahn Varadhammo with other accompanying monks from their monasteries. We are looking forward to welcoming the senior monks again here in Brisbane for the first time since 2019 for this auspicious occasion.
09.30 am - Arrival of Participants
Preparing food for Almsoffering
10.30 am - Almsfood offering
11.45 am - Triple Refuge & 5 Precepts
Robe Offering Ceremony
Invitation to Devatā
Paritta Chanting by Sangha
02.00 pm - End of Program
(Note there will be no usual 3:00pm Meditation session)