2018 / 2561: THE MAJOR FULL MOON DAYS
Māgha Pūjā · 1 March
Commemorates the spontaneous gathering of 1250 arahants to whom
the Buddha gave an exhortation on the basis of the Discipline (Ovāda Pāṭimokkha).
Vesākha Pūjā · 29 May
Commemorates the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha.
Āsāḷhā Pūjā · 27 July
Commemorates the Buddha’s first discourse, given to the five samaṇas in the Deer Park at Sarnath, near Varanasi. The traditional Rainy-Season Retreat (Vassa) begins on the next day.
Pavāraṇā Day · 24 October
This marks the end of the three-month Vassa retreat. During the following month, lay people may offer the Kaṭhina robe as part of a general alms-giving ceremony.
2018 / 2561: KATHINA and ROBE OFFERING CEREMONIES
Dates so far -
Oct 28: Aruna Ratanagiri, UK - robe-offering (Pah bah)
: Santacittarama, Italy - kathina
: Dhammapala, Switzerland - robe-offering
Hartridge, UK -
: Sumedharama, Portugal - kathina
Nov 11: Cittaviveka, UK - kathina
Nov 18: Amaravati, UK - kathina