Annual Vas Ceremony (Katina) – November 2020

Event Start Date:
November 27, 2020
Event End Date:
November 29, 2020
Event Venue:
Samadhi Buddhist Vihara

Annual Vas Ceremony (Katina)
November 2020

Dear Devotees and Friends in Dhamma,

Kathina Ceremony & all night Pirith chanting will be held as the schedule below, at Samadhi Buddhist Vihara (358 Maddisons Road, Rolleston, Canterbury 7675, New Zealand).

Friday 27th, November

  • 7.00 PM – Buddha Vandhana & Gilampasa Pooja
  • 7.30 PM – Offering Gilampasa for Venerable Maha Sangha
  • 8.00 PM – Perahera – Invite Venerable Maha Sangha for Pirith chanting
  • 8.30 PM – Starting of Pirith chanting 

Sunday 29th, November

  • 7.30 – 8.30 am – Gathering at the temple (Breakfast will be provided from 7.30 am to 8.30 am)
  • 8.30 am – Lining up Kathina Perahara
  • 9.00 am – Starting Kathina Perahara
  • 9.40 am – Offering the Rob to Venerable Maha Sangha
  • 11.00 am – Buddha Pooja
  • 11.15 am – Offering meal to Venerable Maha Sangha
  • 12.00 – Offering pirikara to Venerable Maha Sangha
  • 12.30 pm – Dhamma Sermon (Anushasanawa)
  • 1.00 pm – Lunch for the congregation
  • 2.30 pm – Cleaning
  • 7.00 pm – Dhamma Sermon on Katina (Katina Anisansa Dhamma Deshanawa)

The Katina pooja is a very special ceremony in the Buddhist calendar that can only be held once a year by a temple. All are kindly invited to attend this worthy event to collect merits towards your Dhamma journey.

As a part of safety requirements, please kindly follow the attached parking plan.

 May the Blessings of Noble Triple Gem be with you!