Abhayagiri Kathina: October 15, 2017
Each year since the time of the Buddha, at the end of the three-month Rains Retreat, the lay community around every Buddhist monastery has gathered to celebrate the completion of the retreat and to offer to the monastic community gifts of cloth and supplies that will be useful for the coming year. The cloth is then cut, sewn and dyed by the monks to make a robe on that day to offer to one of the Saṅgha. This 2,500-year-old tradition is still carried on here in the West in the Theravadan monasteries. It is initiated by a lay supporter or a group of supporters who request to organize the preparation and formal offerings. It is both a significant and joyful occasion that, over time, has become emblematic of the richness of the relationship t...
Posted On September 1, 2017
Upāsikā Day, Saturday, August 12: Practice in a Global Context; Being a Good Citizen
On Saturday, August 12, Luang Por Pasanno and senior monastics of Abhayagiri have graciously offered to lead us in an exploration of the Buddha’s teachings on living in society, and how we can apply them today.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
10:45 a.m. Refuges and Precepts (optional)
11:00 a.m. (sharp) Meal Offering
1-4:30 p.m. Study/Practice Session
4:30 p.m. Tea with the monastics (optional)
The group session will be livestreamed at https://youtu.be/v1JrjH4HJmE
starting at 1PM.
Attendance at Upāsikā Days is open both to those who wish to make a formal commitment to the program and to those who may simply wish to attend for the day. All are welcome.
Posted On August 6, 2017