Wat Marp Jan Kathina 2019 – Sunday, October 20th
Join us on Sunday, October 20th, for the Kathina, a traditional ceremony in which the laity and monastics join together in a celebration of community. Established in the time of the Buddha, the Kathina allows lay supporters to express their appreciation for the sangha by making offerings of cloth and other requisites to monks who spent the three-months rains retreat at the monastery. Traditionally, the monks sew the offered cloth into a robe that day and gift it to an honored member of their community. A morning of meditation, teachings, and celebration will begin at 6:45 am with the monks walking for alms in front of the monastery, and finish around noon after a Dhamma talk and the traditional robe offering. We hope to see you!
The Way to Happiness
For true happiness, you need to sacrifice; you must learn how to give and cultivate kindness and compassion. In loving others, you will gain love back. The greatest sacrifices bring the greatest joy.
Detailed meditation instructions on how to cultivate samadhi–the calm, concentrated mind. In this talk Venerable Ajahn Anan describes the various methods used in the Thai Forest Tradition to allow the mind to gather inwards and reach a state of happiness and peace. Ajahn Anan’s YouTube channel features recordings of his teachings and videos of weekly Dhamma video conferences.