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Sat, Oct 15

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Dhammadharini Monastery

Dhammadharini Bhikkhuni Sangha Kathina

A daylong festival celebrating community and generosity, join us in-person or online

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Dhammadharini Bhikkhuni Sangha Kathina
Dhammadharini Bhikkhuni Sangha Kathina

Time & Location

Oct 15, 2022, 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Dhammadharini Monastery, 6791 Sturtevant Dr, Penngrove, CA 94951, USA

About the Event

Kathina Wish List  |  Supporting our Bhikkhuni Sangha

We welcome all of our Dhamma friends to join our Dhammadharini Bhikkhuni Sangha Kathina Sangha Gathering “Offering the Robe of Merit” on Saturday October 15th!

The Kathina comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat, and is a celebration of community & generosity. It is the traditional time of year for the lay community to express their support for the monastic Sangha by offering essential requisites (food, clothing, shelter, and medicines).

The central feature of Kathina is the offering of cloth to the Sangha, who awards it to one of their members--in some traditions, this cloth is then sewn into a robe before dawn of the next day. This year the cloth will be offered by 2022 leading Kathina donors Upasikas Shari Gent and Upasamaya Shirley Kwok

It will be a full day of celebration. The planned schedule for the day: 

Morning Kathina program:

6:00am: Visitors arrive & set up for breakfast dana

6:30am: Refuges and precepts

                 8 Lifetime Precepts for leading Kathina donors Upasikas Shari Gent and Upasamaya Shirley Kwok

                 Offering of Kathina robe cloth to the Bhikkhuni Sangha

                 Bhikkhuni Sangha bestows the Kathina cloth on the Bhikkhuni Recipient

7:15am: Breakfast offering to the Bhikkhuni Sangha

8:30am: Community sewing time

9:00-10:00am: Morning Dhamma speaker

Meal offering:

10:00am: Arrival & setup for lunch offering to the Bhikkhuni Sangha (Amisa Dana)

10:30am: Refuges and precepts

11:00am: Offering of lunch to the Bhikkhuni Sangha (Amisa Dana)

Afternoon Kathina program:

(sewing continues)

1:30pm: Welcome from Dhammadharini Leadership and Kathina Sponsors 

                 Dhamma contemplations emerging from our Vassa theme of "Stop the War," from members of the Dhammadharini community

3:30pm: Kathina robe parade

                 Sanghadana offering to Bhikkhuni Sangha

                 Anumodana blessing chanting

We will continue with sewing, Dhamma talks, and community time until the Kathina robe is complete.

When the robe is complete:

                 Spreading the Kathina

                 Anumodana Dhammakatha Dhamma reflection by Bhikkhuni robe recipient 

                 Sharing of blessings

Please register below to participate in person or online; we look forward to having you join us! 

Out of care for the vulnerable members of our community, the event will be held outdoors with COVID safety precautions in place. 

If you plan to attend in person and bring food for breakfast or lunch, we would be appreciative if you let us know what food you will be bringing, to help in the planning. 

For information about supporting our community during the auspicious Kathina season, please see the Support page on our website and our Kathina Wish List .

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