The Buddhist monastery outside Newport combines the Buddhist celebration of Kathina (kuh-teen-ah) with the monthly Sharing the Dharma Day. Morning schedule includes guided meditation, Dharma talk, and a vegetarian potluck lunch. The Kathina ceremony begins after lunch. Widely celebrated throughout Southeast Asia, the Kathina marks the end of the winter meditation retreat. Ceremony includes a procession, chanting, and gift-giving. All are welcome; dress is casual. Friendly curiosity and openness to learn are the only pre-requisites.