Saturday, September 17, 2011

Kathina Ceremony for Vassa Period

We are pleased to inform that Ti-Ratana Lumbini Garden, Puchong will be holding its 3rd Kathina Ceremony after the Resident Monks have completed the Vassa period.  The Most Venerable Datuk K Sri Dhammaratana, Chief High Priest of Malaysia will be joining us in this auspicious celebration together with 10 monks.

Details as follows :

Date    : 23rd October 2011 (Sunday)

Venue   : Ti-Ratana Lumbini Garden,
          87, Jalan Puteri 5/7
          Bandar Puteri Puchong
          47100 Puchong


9.00 am : Arrival of Devotees
9.30 am : Kathina and Relics procession led by Resident Monks
10.30am : Buddha Puja followed by blessings from the Maha Sangha
          Offering of Robes & Requisites to the Maha Sangha
11.30am : Sanghika Dana (Vegetarian Food) to the Maha Sangha
12.30pm : Lunch for all devotees

Kathina is a Buddhist Festival which comes at the end of Vassa, the 3-month raining season for Theravada Buddhists. Our Resident Monk, Venerable Visuddhi has performed regular nightly chanting, preaching the Dhamma and conducting meditation classes to devotees during this Vassa Period. 

We, Buddhist devotees, recognise the presence of the two Maha Sangha (monks) at Lumbini Garden, Puchong is a great blessings.  The Maha Sangha provide an opportunity for us to perform meritorious act by offering requisites to them. It is also a time of giving for the devotees to express gratitude to the Maha Sangha.

Devotees may wish to obtain the following requisites as offerings to the Maha Sangha which are available for sale at Lumbini Garden, Puchong.

1.  Co-Sponsor - One mini Buddha statue and Complete set (Monk's robes, bowl,requisites)  RM500.00
2.  Package A - Complete set (Monk's robes, bowl, requisites)  RM250.00
3.  Package B - A set of Monk's robes (in 3 pieces)  RM100.00
4.  Package C - Miscellaneous requisites (eg. toothpaste, towel, soap, etc) RM50.00
5.  Package D - Other requisites RM25.00

We look forward to your participation in the ceremony and by the meritorious acts, May You be Well and Happy.

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