Kathina Ceremony at Washington Buddhist Vihara -2017

Dear Members and friends of the Vihara,

Buddhist Vihara resident monks and the Washington Buddhist Vihara Society Inc. cordially invite you and your family members to attend the annual Kathina ceremony (Robe Offering Ceremony) to be held on Sunday, October 15th at the new Meditation Center of the Vihara.

This year Most Ven. Maharagama Dhammasiri Nayaka Thera, Ven. Dikwelle Sudhamma (M.A.) Thera, Ven. Pandit Ambewela Mahanama Thera, and Ven. Alupotha Dhammarathana Thero observed Vassa at our Vihara.

This year Kathina ceremony will be sponsored by our Burmese friends Nyi Lay Maung & Zarni Lin Family, Dr.Wa Wa & Nu Nu, Aung Kyaw Nyunt & Soe Soe Win Family, Wai Phyo & Soe Soe Than Family, the members of Burmese community in the Washington Metropolitan Area together with the devotees of the Vihara.


Venue:  Paññāsīha (The Lion of Wisdom) Meditation Center , 25725, Long corner Rd, Gaithersburg, MD. 20808

Date: October 15, 2017

  • 10:30 AM Buddha Pooja
  • 11:00 AM Dana for the monks.
  • 12:00 PM Lunch for the laity.
  • 01:00 PM Kathina Robe offering followed by special Dhamma talk by Ven. Mandawala Pannawansa Maha Thero. (Meditation Master of the Vihara)

As you are aware Kathina marks the end of annual Vassana. Over 25 members of Maha Sangha from various Viharas are expected to participate in this great meritorious event. Please come and join us in this great meritorious event.

Thank you and may the Blessings of the Buddha be with you always!

With Metta,
Susan Singh
(The Executive Secretary)

P.S. For more information on “How to help/support this great ceremony” please call The Vihara – 202-723-0773

Special future events coming soon. (For your calendar)Two All day Meditation retreats Guided by Ven. Yogavacara Rahula, The Mediation Master / Managing Director of the Meditation Branch of the Vihara – Lion Of Wisdom (PANNASIHA) Meditation Center at 25725, Long Corner Rd, Gaithersburg MD 20808 on October 21st, 2017 and November 18th, 2017 09 am to 05 pm. Please register at mdhammasiri@gmail.com to join these great spiritual events.