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Typical Sunday Service Activities: 07:00 am, Chanting and Meditation...
11:00 am, Alms and food offering to Monks...
11 am -1 pm, Social time and Thai lunch for members and guest
(donations to cover cost of food is appreciated)...
1 pm, Buddha Talks. All times are subject to change..call Temple at 255-1465
Alert...Alert...Alert... Aurora Road Closing for 7 -Weeks ( no new date for reopening) Click Here: Detour Route
End-of-Lent (Vassa) Sunday 16 Oct
This event signifies the end of the three-month Rains Retreat, July to October. The rain-retreats is a time where the monks are encouraged
to remain at the temple to study the teaching of Buddha. After the retreat, the monks are now free to move from place to place and spread the
teaching of Buddha. Before they leave, the monks receive new robes at this annual ceremony. The ceremony is called "Thot Kathin".
The word "Thot" means "making an offering to the monk" and the word "Kathin" literary means the cloth material.
The offering of new saffron robes to the monks is consider meritorious and important to the Thai people. Other gifts to the monks may include
basic toiletries, writing materials, and food. This gift-giving is an act of appreciation and gratitude to the monks.
KATHIN Festival Sunday 23 Oct
The Kathin Festival is a traditional joyous Buddhist festival...a day of reflection, offerings to the monks, and the offering of "Money Trees" to the temple
for its continued maintenance.
"Money Trees" Individuals or groups will combine efforts by collecting cash donations for the maintenance of their local temple. Such donations are
vividly arranged on a "money tree" which looks rather like a colorful Christmas tree decked with money as the "ornaments". The money tree is ceremoniously
paraded around the temple, led by a team of drummers and musicians. In this way, the lay-people of Thailand reaffirm their faith and, in a joyous
fashion, bring gifts to Buddha and his servants.
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