Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara of Norway

Robe offering Ceremony

Kathina-Robe Offering is a wonderful Buddhist tradition that has been preserved for thousands of years since the Buddha’s time.  It is a practice establisฟhed by the Buddha permitting the lay community to make a respectful offering of robes to monks who have spent three months during Buddhist Lent purifying their mind and body. The objective as envisioned by the Buddha was to foster harmony in the monastic community and to allow virtuous monks with torn robes to receive new sets. The fruit from this good deed is tremendous—as the Lord Buddha expounded in one of His teachings that sanghadāna, the offering of DĀNA, yields positive consequences for the donor.

In other words, those who wish to acquire a great source of merit should perform wholesome deeds with the monastic community.

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