Vassa Invitation 2017 …….. Tomorrow – July 9th !!!
Dear Dhamma Friends,
Dharmapala Institute warmly invites you to attend and share the merits with family and friends at the Vassa Invitation Ceremony at Dharmapala Institute on Sunday, 9th of July 2017 at 5.00 PM.
Vassa, also called the Rains Retreat, is the traditional period during the rainy season in eastern Asia, lasting for three lunar months during which time the Buddhist monastics remain in a single place, with an allowance to travel for up to seven nights at a time. The Vassa is followed by the Kathina season, which ends with the Kathina Ceremony, which is organized by the lay community. The Kathina Ceremony revolves around the offering of the Kathina robe to Maha Sangha, together with other requisites to support the monastic community.
Vassa at Dharmapala Institute starts with the ‘Vassa Invitation” ceremony on Sunday, July 9th, 2017. This year, Sunil and Anuja Nethisinghe family, with the participation of the devotees and friends will bestow the Kathina robe to Maha Sangha. We invite everyone to participate at this event of “Vassa Invitation Ceremony”, which symbolizes the beginning of the Rains Retreat.
05:00 PM Buddha Vandana & Vassa Aradhana
05:30 PM Discuss & Plan the program for the Vassa
06:00 PM Closing remarks, Tea & Refreshments