Date: 30 Oct 2022 (Sun)
Time: 7pm to 9.30pm
Venue: The Buddhist Library
Single Robe 外袈裟: $60
Full Set 全套袈裟：$120
Reserve the Robes for Offering Now!
Robes offering is an annual event in the Buddhist tradition. Monks during the 4 months of rainy season spend more time in temples and attend to lay devotees by teaching the Dhamma and helping them to practice meditation. At the end of the season, in order to show their appreciation and to give thanks, lay devotees would choose one day to gather at temples to offer robes to the monks. The Saffron robe symbolises monkhood and renunciation from worldly life. On the other hand, a robe is also one of the 4 requisites essential to monks in their daily lives. So robe offering is a great meritorious deed a lay Buddhist can do. In the Buddhist Library, this tradition is observed and kept alive as one of our annual events.
Please fill in the reply slip attached above to reserve robes for offering. Your support for this auspicious event is much appreciated.
Important note: To save on the costs of shipping, which can run in the thousands, please indicate whether you’ll be attending the ceremony and offering robes personally to the Mahasangha present. Otherwise, we will save on shipping costs and not bring the robe into the library. We appreciate your kind consideration!
在 佛教传统里，供袈裟是一年一度的庆典。出家僧侣在四个月的雨季必须结夏安居。僧侣也会在这段时间内，给信众说法开示。 每逢结夏安居结束后，为了表示谢意，信众会以供僧袈裟方式来供养出家人。袈裟象征佛法僧三宝的结合与出家专心修行沙门之净行。它也是出家人生活四大必需品 之一。因此，佛教徒供赠袈裟，功德无量。佛教图书馆继承并延续这项传统活动，顶于每年举办供袈裟法会，让信众齐来供养福田，共沾法益。
Significance of Robes Offering
||Arrival of Participants 信众抵达
||Arrival of the Mahasangha & Commencement of Puja
|8.00pm – 8.15pm
||Dhamma Talk 法师开示
|8.15pm – 9.00pm
||Robes Offering and Book Presentation 供袈裟与赠书
|9.00pm – 9.15pm
||Blessings by Mahasangha 僧团祈福
|9.15pm – 9.30pm
||Light Refreshment 茶点招待