On Sunday, October 23, over 400 people attended Abhayagiri’s annual Kaṭhina celebration–the largest gathering ever. The Kaṭhina offering was held in the soon-to-be-completed new Dhamma Hall. Abbots from the other North American monasteries in our tradition attended including Ajahn Vīradhammo from Tisarana Monastery, Ajahn Sona from Birken Monastery, Ajahn Jayanto from Temple Forest Monastery and Ajahn Punnadhammo from the Arrow River Hermitage. We also had a bonus elder from New Zealand’s Bodhinyanarama, Ajahn Kusalo, as well as Ajahn Sudanto from the Pacific Hermitage and Ajahn Karuṇadhammo who will soon be re-joining Abhayagiri.
Please see photos of the 2016 Kaṭhina on our gallery pages:
In addition, the Dhamma talks from Kaṭhina and the days before and after are also available on our audio section: