Bristol Buddhist Vihara held a Kathina
ceremony for the fifth time on Saturday 12th
November 2016. It was organised by the
devotees under the guidance of Ven Pelwatte
Dhammananda Thero, the chief incumbent of
the Bristol Buddhist Vihara. It was a
remarkable success. There were sixteen monks
at the ceremony from different Temples in
London, Oxford and Birmingham, Nottingham,
Leicester, Liverpool . The Vihara was
honoured by the presence at the ceremony,
the Most Venerable PITIGALA GUNARATHANA
This year, the main supporters were Mr.
Amila Wasalathantri and his family, Mrs.
Chamani Wasalathantri and Senuli
Wasalathantri. They performed a great job of
organising the Kathina.
A large number of people from Bristol,
Cardiff, Southampton, Newport, Yeovil,
Taunton and Gloucester came to the ceremony.
They joined together in a great community
full of happiness and to gain merit. There
were a number of English people at the
ceremony too, including Professor Rupert
Gethin, Head of the Buddhist Studies
Department of the University of Bristol and
Senior Lecturer Rita Langer.