Kathina Celebration

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Rockaway Summer House

504 Beach 68th Street

Queens, NY 11692

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It is a blessing to have Buddhist monks and nuns within reach of your own home - and this is exactly what the Buddhist holiday called Kathina celebrates. It marks the end of the Vassa, a three-month period during which Buddhist monastics commit to living in one location, focusing on study, meditation, and teaching the lay community. When the Vassa comes to an end, the lay community responds by expressing their appreciation through gifts to support the monastic community. During Kathina, the lay community offers robes and any other items the monastics need, to ensure that they have everything they need in order to practice sincerely and share the Buddha's teachings.

Since at the end of this year Buddhist Insights will be moving into our new location in West Orange, NJ, the wishlist for the new center is mainly focused on Home Depot Gift Cards and items to get the new monastery and retreat center in functioning order.

The gathering will begin at 10am, when people are invited to bring food to share and set up for the potluck lunch at 11am. After lunch will be the offering ceremony (when robes and other supplies are offered to the monastics), followed by a Dharma talk and blessing ceremony.

LIST OF THINGS THAT ARE NEEDED:

- Home Depot Gift Cards (For purchasing hardware supplies for the New Center)

- Nature's Path Cereal

- Traditional Medicinals Herbal Tea

- 40 Meditation Zabutons color 'Chocolate' https://monasterystore.org/zabuton/bodhi-seat-zabuton/

- 2 Portable Inkin https://monasterystore.org/portable-inkin/#product-tab-description

- EATALY Gift Cards https://www.eataly.com/us_en/gifts/e-gift-card (sent to email info@buddhistinsights.com)

- Johnny's Seeds Gift Certificates (For gardening supplies)

- Eartheasy Gift Certificates (For gardening supplies)

- Dyson Vacuum Cleaners (Links are here)

- Other Items on our Amazon Wish-List

May you all be happy and peaceful. Thank you!

FOOD

Please send an email rsvp@buddhistinsights.com if you’d like to make a food offering, specifying what you’d like to bring to the center, so we make sure to reduce waste as much as possible :)


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Rockaway Summer House

504 Beach 68th Street

Queens, NY 11692

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