We are happy to let you know that arrangements are well under way for the Tisarana Kathina celebration and Ten Year Anniversary scheduled to take place at Tisarana Monastery at 10:00 am on Sunday, October 30th. All friends of the Tisarana community are welcome to participate in this happy and auspicious occasion.
For the Ten Year Anniversary we have invited several Ajahns to take part in this celebration, including Luang Por Pasanno from Abhayagiri Monastery in California, Ajahn Jayanto from Temple Monastery in New Hampshire, Ajahn Kusalo (the former abbot of Tisarana) from Bodhinyanarama Monastery in New Zealand, Ajahn Punnadhammo from Arrow River Hermitage in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Ajahn Caganando, also from Temple Monastery.
The Kathina will be held in several large tents on the Monastery’s front lawn. One of the tents will be used as a food servery. The tents will be enclosed and several heaters will be operating to keep everyone warm.
This year’s Kathina monetary contributions are being prioritized for Tisarana’s newly refurbished kitchen. There is a wish to stock the new kitchen with a complement of commercial kitchen wares and equipment so it can be efficiently run and organized. For more information about how to contribute to this year’s Kathina, please contact Anoma de Silva at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (613) 226-8160.
Program for the Kathina Ceremony
Date: Sunday October 30, 2016, 10:00 am
Location: Tisarana Buddhist Monastery, 1356 Powers Road, Perth, Ontario
10:00 am: Arrival, Preparation and Receiving of Food Offerings
10:30 am: Opening Pūjā, Welcoming Remarks from Ajahn Viradhammo, Taking the Five Precepts, Paritta Chanting, Formal Offering of Food to the Sangha
11:00 am: Invitation of Laity to Join in the Meal
1:00 pm (approximately): Opening Remarks by a Member of the Kathina Sponsors, Cloth Offering Ceremony and Offering of Requisites, Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Kusalo, Closing Remarks by Ajahn Viradhammo
We look forward to seeing you.
Irangie & Saman, Lakmini & Amara, Upeksha & Chaminda, Nilanthi & Roshan
Sponsors of the 2016 Tisarana Kathina