October 30, Sunday, 2016 Kathina & Anniversary: Update & Reminder

Dear Friends,

As the Tisarana Kathina and 10 Year Anniversary weekend is fast approaching we wish to remind you of the event and update you on some changes.

We are sorry to say that we do not have any more room for overnight guests during the Kathina/Anniversary weekend. Please try to arrange your travel so you can be here with us regardless.

Again, for our 10 year anniversary, we will have many visiting Ajahns including: Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Jayanto, Ajahn Kusalo, Ajahn Punnadhammo, Ajahn Caganando, and Ayya Medhanandi. In addition, we are happy to have Venerable Atulo and Samaneri Anuruddha visiting us for this special occasion.

On Saturday, October 29, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, we are planning to have Ajahn Kusalo lead the afternoon sitting and Dhamma talk.

For the Kathina Ceremony and 10th Anniversary, Sunday, October 30, at Tisarana:

We will have a very large heated tent with seats for 250 people along with our smaller tent, where we will serve the food.

Please see the below schedule for the following changes we have made:

8:00 am: Early arrivals to help with setting up for the Kathina (anyone is welcome to arrive early and help us set up for the event. If you plan to do this, please let us know by writing to office@tisarana.ca and when you arrive please ask for the “Kathina work coordinator”).

10:15 am: Please arrive by this time. If you have food to be offered for the meal, please bring this to the volunteers at the “food offering table” just outside the smaller tent.

10:30 am: Introduction, taking of the Five Precepts, and Anumodana.

11:00 am: Everyone goes out to begin the rice alms round (weather permitting). The monks and nuns will then receive the offered food.

11:30 am: Food is offered to the laity.

12:15 pm (approximately): Dish cleanup and preparation for the Kathina ceremony.

1:15 pm (approximately): Return to the tent for the ceremony.

  • Luang Por Viradhammo speaks as the Master of Ceremonies
  • Opening remarks by a member of the Kathina sponsors
  • Kathina cloth offering ceremony
  • Paritta Chanting (blessing chants)
  • Dhamma talk by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Kusalo
  • Closing remarks by Ajahn Viradhammo
  • Help with taking down the smaller tent

The event should end around 3:30 pm (give or take 30 minutes).

If you have any questions about this please feel free to email us.

If you would like more information about how to contribute to this year’s Kathina, please contact Anoma de Silva at: anomadesilva@yahoo.com or call her at (613) 226-8160 or go to https://tisarana.ca/contribute-food-and-supplies/kathina-2016/

We look forward to seeing you,

The Tisarana Sangha