The annual Katina Ceremony 2016, organized
by Abhayarama Meditation Centre, Enfield was
held on 13th of
November 2016 at St. Michael’s Primary
School, Enfield. As usual, many devotees
attached to the temple were gathered to
succeed this valuable event.
This time there were many sponsors for
Katina ceremony 2016 and, as a result, many
children and adults could join and collect
merits throughout the three months of
The Katina day commenced with the
meritorious traditional activity which
consists of Katina robe was brought to the
temple by Katina sponsors before sunrise.
Colourful Katina procession was organized
and conducted with the participation of
children, teachers and parents of Sri
Sobhitha Dhamma School along with other
devotees attached to the temple. Katina robe
was sewed by devotees and finally, offered
to all the monks who participated to the
Five Venerable Buddhist monks presented to
this occasion as Royal Pandit Most Ven.
Panamure Thapassee Thero – The Chief Monk of
Abhayarama Vidarshana Meditation Centre,
Enfield; Royal Pandit Ven. Henegama Sobhitha
Thero; Ven. Dr. Burumaye Kumuda Thero; Ven.
Nepalaye Sumana thero and Ven. Borelle
Event was conducted by Royal Pandit Ven.
Panamure Thapassee thero and, guest speeches
were done by Mr. Aruna K. Gamage – Senior
Lecturer of University of Kelaniya, Ven.
Nepalaye Sumana Thero – Buddhist teacher for
a school based in London and
Most Ven. Borelle Athula Thero – Prominent
dhamma speaker in Sri Lanka. Dr. Rukman
Jayapala did the vote of thanks at the end
of the ceremony to thanks everyone who gave
their enormous support to make this event
Over 350 devotees attended to this Katina
celebration and, all were entertained with
various delicious foods.