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Final rainy retreat programme “Katina Pojothsavaya”
17 October, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Rains Retreat (Vassana) is the three-month annual retreat observed by Theravada practitioners. Taking place during the rainy season, Vassa lasts for three calendar months, usually from July to October.
For the duration of Vassa, monastics remain in one place, typically a monastery or temple grounds. In some monasteries, monks dedicate the Vassa to intensive meditation. Some Buddhist lay people choose to observe Vassa by adopting more ascetic practices, such as giving up meat, alcohol, or smoking. While Vassa is sometimes casually called “Buddhist Lent”, others object to this terminology. Commonly, the number of years a monk has spent in monastic life is expressed by counting the number of vassas (or rains) since ordination.
Vassa is followed by Kathina, a festival in which the laity expresses gratitude to monks. Lay Buddhists bring donations to temples, especially new robes for the monks (Wikipedia).
Leicester Buddhist Vihara Vas Program 2020 – ලෙස්ටර් බෞද්ධ විහාර වාර්ශික කඨින පූජෝත්සවය 2020
ප්රධාන දායකත්වය අරැණ ශාන්ත මහතා ඇතුලු පවුලේ සැම
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