AT WAT BUDDHAMETTA / 1133 S. Swan Rd., Tucson, AZ 85711 U.S.A.

Sunday, November 11, 2018
All members and friends of Wat Buddhametta are invited
Dear members and friends of Wat Buddhametta,

On the succeeding days after the end of the rain retreat come the well - known "Thod Kathina Samakkee" or New Robes Offering festival; "Thod" means to lay down, and "Kathina" referred originally to a wooden frame used by monks for stretching cloth in making monks' robes.
The Kathina robes must be formally presented by the donor before a chapter of at least five monks and must be presented within one month after the end of the “Rain Retreat”, i.e.; between the first day of the waning moon in the eleventh lunar month and the full moon of the twelfth lunar month (latter part of October through mid-November). It is considered highly meritorious. Each temple/monastery can receive only one time a year.

My name is Mrs. Srichart Kearns (Saengkrachang) and Mr. Richard Kearns , I am the Chair-Sponsors/organizers of the 2018 Kathina Offering Ceremony to the monks of Wat Buddhametta, we would like to invite all Buddhists and friends of Wat Buddhametta to join us and others to be co-donors offering Kathina robes to the monks; and you may make financial donation directly to “Wat Buddhametta” as part of this offering on the date and time or you may do it online through www.tucsonbuddhistcenter.org.

Sunday, November 11, 2018
09.00 a.m. Preparing the Kathina Ceremony at Wat Buddhametta.
10.00 a.m. Homage to the Triple Gem & Five Precepts observation ceremony begins.
11.00 a.m. Offering food to the monks, Guests are welcome to join us for lunch.
13.30 p.m. Sermon regarding the Benefit of Kathina Offering given by the Abbot.
14.00 p.m. Offering the Kathina (Robes) to the monks/ Lay members receive the blessings from monks
14:30 p.m. Thank note/Close ceremony

On behalf of all members, friends of Wat Buddhametta, and myself as the Chair-Person of the Kathina Offering Ceremony, we would like to invite everyone to participate in this auspicious ceremony as you are able to attend as the above date and time.
Mrs. Srichart Kearns (Saengkrachang) and Mr. Richard Kearns

(Chair-Sponsors/organizers of the 2018 Kathina (New Robes) Offering Ceremony