|I love my monastic robes, samanera at Shwedagon Pagoda, Buddhist Burma|
|Los Angeles Kathina Ceremony, 920 N. Summit Ave., Pasadena CA 91103 (LABV)|
|Theravada monk in Sri Lanka (pinterest.com)|
The time during which a monastery may hold Kathina is one month long, beginning after the full moon of the 11th month in the Lunar calendar (usually October).
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As the legend goes 30 Buddhist monastics (at that time "wandering ascetics" or shramans) were journeying with the intention of spending the Rains Retreat with the Buddha.
However, the rains began before they reached their destination, so they had to stop at Saketa. According to the Buddha's guidelines for the Rains, mendicant wandering ascetics should refrain from traveling during the rainy season as they might unintentionally harm crops and the prolific insect life during their journeys. As such, they had to stop.
The monastics passed their time together without conflict, practicing Dharma. Therefore, afterwards, the Buddha rewarded them by demonstrating a way to practice sharing and generosity (dana).
A lay disciple had previously donated pieces of cloth to the Buddha, so he gave the pieces to the group of monastics and told them to cut and sew it into a robe and then offer it as a gift to one of them who had practiced most assiduously... More
All the Dharma talks delivered in Sinhalese and English have been uploaded into the temple's YouTube channel. The Dharma talks were conducted on various interesting Dharma topics
We would like to extend our sincere and respectful thanks to all the venerable monks who generously shared their Dharma knowledge by conducting these talks. At the same time, we sincerely appreciate all the devotees who sponsored the talks by proving facilities for the monks and all of the participants.
Links to listen to Dhamma Talks
- අසිරිමත් සත්සති බුද්ධ වන්දනාව සහ බුද්ධානුස්සතිය
- Aththaparahitha Patipanna Sutta
- කසීභාරද්වාජ සූත්රය
- යමක සූත්රය
- The Mind - මනස පිළිබද බෞද්ධ විග්රහයක්
- How to live compassionately by forgiving oneself & others
- Value of Precepts in our practice
- Madhupindika Sutta
- විතක්කසණ්ඨාන සූත්රය
- Dasadhamma Sutta
- If there is no “I” who attains enlightenment?
- The Craving (Thanha)
- Buddhist Concept of Happiness
- The Philosophy of Arahanta as depicted in Majjima Nikaya