Kathina – The Splendid Robe Offering Ceremony Sunday, 2 November 2014 at Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Thailand

Kathina Robe Offering is a wonderful Buddhist tradition that has been preserved for over 2500 years since the Lord Buddha’s time. It is a custom established by the Buddha permitting the lay community to make a respectful offering of robes to monks who have spent three months during Buddhist Lent purifying their mind and body. The objective as envisioned by the Buddha was to foster harmony in the monastic community and to allow virtuous monks with worn out robes to receive new sets. The fruit from this great deed is tremendous—as expounded in one of the Buddha’s teachings that sanghadana, the offering of generosity, yields positive consequences for the donor.

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