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Buddhist Celebration

The Buddhist monastery near Newport celebrates its fifth annual Kathina (kuh-teen-ah), open to people of all faiths and backgrounds. During the Kathina, lay followers make offerings of the four requisites — food, clothing, medicine, shelter — to replenish the monastery’s supplies after the three-month winter retreat. Sravasti Abbey’s celebration includes a procession, gift exchange, Dharma talk, and a vegetarian potluck lunch. Please bring a vegetarian lunch item to share. Dress is casual, although modesty is appropriate for a monastic environment.

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