Category Archives: Kathina

Kathina – The Splendid Robe Offering Ceremony Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Thailand

Kathina Robe Offering is a wonderful Buddhist tradition that has been preserved for over 2500 years since the Lord Buddha’s time. It is a custom established 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. […]

Kathina-Robe Offering Ceremony 2556 B.E (2013)

Sunday, 3rd November 2556 B.E (2013) Dhammakaya Temple, Pathum Thani Province   What is Kathina? “Kathina”, a term rooted in ancient Pali, has its literal meaning of embroidery hoop. Presentation of “Kathina” however refers to annual ceremonial offerings of robes or robe cloth – rather than the sewing tool itself – to Buddhist monastic community. […]