Katina Robe Ceremony – Celebration of Gratefulness

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The Katina – Robe Ceremony is an event that is honored and celebrated through personal spiritual practice and generosity in the Buddhist tradition.

As the Buddha said, the Noble Community’s greatest spiritual gain is from its unity between members. This unity is like a string. It becomes stressed when having to support heavy objects and breaks with little force. However, when many strings combine to create a rope the strings can support thousands of pounds without breaking.

Mindful/ Meditation communities come together to create a strong determined commitment with gratitude.

By observing current timely conditions we have a plan to do this even with honoring social distancing. We will be organing this event outside if time permitted, otherwise we will be having it at the retreat center.

We will have 7 monks for this time, from Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Tibet, Nepal, and Laotian joining this event.

When: Sunday, October 31st, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM CDT/CST
Where: Metta Meditation Center

We thank you and look forward to seeing you at this special event!

Be a Supporter

Be part of this event by sponsoring a gift to Monks/Teachers who is bean part of this event. We are planning on offering a gift basket to the monks who are participating, you can contribute to that also Invite your family and spiritual friend to participate.

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The Wishing Tree

A Wishing Tree, a 2,600-year-old tradition, will be located at the Metta Meditation Center.

You place gifts (medicine, clothing, money, etc.) that are needed to support the monks under the Wishing Tree. This directly helps support the monks and is seen as both a literal and symbolic form of unconditional giving. Some even believe they will receive what they have offered. For example, those who are facing health challenges may offer medicine or support for medical needs. For housing and financial challenges, they offer money.    

Please visit the wishlist on our website to view our updated list. You may drop off wishlist items and donations at any TGN meditation locations or bring them to Katina and leave them at the Wishing Tree.


Please wear semi-formal clothing that is light in color, preferably white. We recommend white (or light-colored) skirts, pants, and shirts. No shorts, please.


First Step

  • 09:00 AM Gathering
  • 09:15 AM Staring Program
  • 09:45 AM Offering Robes / Offering to Monks
  • 10:00 AM End First step

Second Step

  • 10:30 AM Meditation Practice
  • 11:00 AM Honoring Buddha & Teaching
  • 11:15 AM Offering food to Resident Monks
  • 12:00 PM Food for the Community