- Katina Robe offering sign up
- Potluck lunch sign up
- Katina - Robe offering ceremony participation sign up
The Rainy Retreat (Vassāna or Vas) of this year will end on the full moon of October. Then we get the opportunity to conduct the Katina ceremony in which a special robe, which is called Katina, is prepared and offered to monks together with other robes and requisites. Katina ceremony is considered as the most rewarding meritorious act in the Buddhist tradition since it requires three month long practice and preparation. This year two monks have observed the Rainy Retreat in the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center. Now the PBC is preparing to conduct this year Katina ceremony. All devotees and friends are invited to attend this important annual meritorious event. A congregation of monks from different States will come to our center to accept the offerings and to conduct the Katina ceremony. If you wish you to offer a robe, please reserve one by following the link on our website or by sending an e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . Donation for a single robe is $30 and donation for a set of eight monastic requisites (Ata pirikara) is $50. You are also welcome to make a general donation for the ceremony. Checks should be made payable to “Pittsburgh Buddhist Center.” Please sign up for Robe Offering, Katina Dana Food Item and Katina Ceremony Participation through PBC website. You may mail your check or hand it over on the day of the event. Your participation in this annual event is much appreciated. We look forward to see you on October 8th Wish you blessings of Triple Gem ! Organizing Committee Katina Ceremony 2017 at Pittsburgh Buddhist Center. This event is free and open to the public.