Annual Kathina Ceremony Celebrated At Indiana Buddhist Temple

October 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/ColomboPage News Desk,8628,0,0,1,0

Indiana Buddhist Temple in Hoagland, Indiana celebrated its Annual Kathina Ceremony on Saturday October 17th, 2009.

This year the Kathina Ceremony was sponsored by Mr. Anuruddha Rathninda and family. The celebration included Buddha Puja, Sangika Dana, Chanting of the Paritha, a colorful Kathina procession and lighting of over one thousand candles.

The program began at 10:45 a.m. with the administration of the five precepts by Venerable Y. Sankichcha of Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara. The offering of Buddha Puja was conducted by Venerable Talangama Devananda, chief monk of the Indiana Buddhist Temple.

Twenty monks from different temples from Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburg, Los Angeles and Burmese temples in Fort Wayne participated in the Sangika Dana. Venerable S. Pemarathana of Pittsburgh Buddhist Center gave special Dhamma talks on the occasion. Lunch was served for all who attended the ceremony.