Thursday, November 25, 2010

#947-Kathina 2010.

Taking a quick rest from studying, so I'm here blogging for a little while.
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Quoted from Wikipedia;

Kathina is a Buddhist festival which comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat for Theravada Buddhists. The season during which a monastery may hold a 'Kathina' festival is one month long, beginning after the full moon of the eleventh month in the Lunar calendar (usually October).

It is a time of giving, for the laity to express gratitude to monks. Lay Buddhists bring donations to temples, especially new robes for the monks.

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This year's Kathina's main sponsor at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, my usual temple, were my parents. It was pretty much like the past years, just that this year we had some extra 'duties' as we're the main sponsors. The Kathina Day itself was 31st of last month. I was there to help take photos.

Kathina 2010 on Flickr.

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Lunch dana on Kathina Eve.
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Kathina Eve night prayers.
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Going round the Sima Hall.
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Getting ready to go round the Sima Hall on Kathina Day.
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During the lunch dana on Kathina Day.
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Photos taken with my Canon EOS 500D.
iTunes playing Jesse McCartney feat. Ludacris - How Do You Sleep.
Sent from my MacBook Pro.

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