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Posted by Scotland's Buddhist Vihara at 8:06 pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014
The annual Kathina Ceremony of
’s Buddhist Vihara was held
at Partick Burgh Halls on 18th of October from 11.00am to 3.00pm. It was very
successful and well attended. Scotland
The ceremony started with a beautiful parade with monks and devotees carrying the Kathina Robe for offering. The children dressed in the traditional Buddhist children's outfit ( Lamasari) was a reminder of the Sri Lankan Kathina Ceremony back home for the Sri Lankan devotees who attended from many parts of the
Dr W.Kassapa Thero(OBE) chaired the ceremony which was attended by monks from Birmingham Maha Vihara, Leicester Vihara and Letchworh Vihara. Bhante Rewatha Thero, the head monk of
Buddhist Vihara and the chief monk of with his Dhamma
brother Venerable Palitha Thero paid their respects to the late Most Venerable
Bellana Nanawimala Maha Nayaka Thero , their teacher, by offering flowers to a
specially erected shrine. Great Britain
This was a great opportunity for new local Buddhists and members of the
Mindfulness Meditation group to experience a traditional Buddhist ceremony. They were very fortunate to get blessings from the 8 monks who attended for the 12th Kathina Ceremony of
’s Buddhist Vihara. Scotland
Dr Kenneth Hutton of the
gave a speech
on Mindfulness in traditional Buddhism for the devotees and friends of the
Vihara who attended the ceremony. University
Dr Alistair Wilson, Stephanie Wilson and members of COPE mental health charity attended the ceremony along with the mindfulness group of theScottish Centre for Mindfulness which was founded by Bhante Rewatha Thero.
Every one was very grateful to the devotees of the Vihara for their generosity in organising this great annual event.
Posted by Scotland's Buddhist Vihara at 1:18 pm
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Invitation to the Kathina Ceremony (End of the Rains Retreat), 2014
The devotees of the Scotland Buddhist Vihara cordially invite you all to attend the annual Kathina Ceremony of the Scotland's Buddhist Vihara. Details of the Ceremony are as follows:
Date: Saturday, the 18th of October 2014
Venue: Main Hall, Partick Burgh Halls. No 9 Burgh Hall Street, Glasgow G11 5LW
Programme of the day is as follows;
- 11:00 am - 11:15 am: Arrival with procession
- 11:15 am - 11:30 am: Buddha Puja (offering to the Buddha)
- 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Dana (offering food to the Monks)
- 12:30 pm - 01:00 pm:Offering Kathina robe to the Monks and blessings by eight Monks who have arrived from Sri Lanka. Ceremony will be in English and Sinhala
- 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm: Lunch for laypeople
- 02:00 pm - 02:30 pm: Offering Kathina robe to the monks and the sermon of the significance of offering Kathina ceremony in Sinhala.
- 03:00 pm: End of the Kathina Ceremony
Please be advised that if you are unable to attend for the morning events, you are most welcome to attend for lunch.
The organising committee would be most appreciative if you do intend to attend, that you arrive on time. This is to ensure that the event proceeds smoothly.
In the interests of ensuring that the event goes on schedule, please inform the Scotland Buddhist Vihara as to:
- If you are able to attend
- How many people will be attending in your group
- If you have any dietary requirements
Children of all ages are most welcome and parents are kindly requested to supervise their children throughout the programme.
Photography is permitted and your active participation is highly anticipated to make this event a success.
Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara.
Posted by Scotland's Buddhist Vihara at 12:48 pm