Overnight Pirith Chanting Ceremony along with the 2017 Katina Ceremony

Dear Devotees,

It is with great pleasure that Florida Buddhist Vihara announces “Overnight Pirith Chanting Ceremony along with the Katina Ceremony- 2017” on 28th and 29thOctober 2017 at the Vihara premises. In addition, we are delighted to announce the inauguration of the new sermon hall with overnight pirith chanting and remind the merits gained by all those who contributed to it in every capacity.



Pirith Mandapaya

A beautiful chanting stage or “Pirith Mandapa” (please see the picture above if you are unfamiliar with this) will be installed to accommodate the Maha Sangha (monks) who will be chanting Pirith. All Theravada traditions in Pirith Chanting will be followed in this event and overnight Pirith chanting is expected to start at 8.30 pm on 28thOctober.




Gilanpasa Buddha Pooja

There will be an offering of drinks or “Gilanpasa Buddha Pooja” at 7.00 pm.










On the morning of the following day (October 29th), there will be a Buddha Pooja (at 7.00am) and Dana for the Maha Sangha (at 7.30am) which will include about 25 monks. Breakfast for devotees will also be arranged.
If you would like to offer a dana item (Heel dana) to the monks on this day, please see the attached Google list and sign up for the item/s. You are kindly requested to bring the dana items to the temple before 7am.

Sign Up for Dana Items


Offering of the “KATINA ROBE”

At 8.00am on Oct. 29th, the Kathina robe will be offered following the Vinaya rules.









(28th Overnight Chanting/ 29th “Heel dana” and Breakfast)

07.00 – 08.00pm

Gilanpasa Buddha Pooja

08.00 – 08.30pm

Offering of “Gilanpasa” for the monks/tea & coffee for lay people 

08.30pm – 05.30am             

Starting of the overnight chanting

05.30 – 06.30am 

Ending of chanting & distribution of blessed water & threads

06.30 – 07.00am 

Preparing ” Dana”

07.00 – 07.30am 

Offering of the morning Buddha Pooja

07.30 – 08.00am 

“Heel Dana” for the monks & breakfast for laity

08.00 – 09.00am 

“Katina” procession (Parade) followed by the offering of the “Katina Robe” & transferring of merits (Punyanumodanawa)


Ending of robe offering (Kathina) ceremony. Cleaning the temple

Notice : Please note that the Children’s Salpila & Sri Lak Bojun will be held from 3.30pm to 6.30pm on 28th October.

While we fully realize that you lead busy lives with many responsibilities, we hope to see you and your children at this important religious/cultural event. And we also hope that many of you would happily participate in overnight Pirith chanting without leaving the chanting Maha Sangha behind. If you have questions/comments, you may reach the temple at 813-621-1337 or 813-313-9784 (cell number).

 (Please forward this to your friends and others who may be interested)

Other Notices:

  1. Salpila-

Salpila will be conducted by the children and parents of the Sunday School (Tampa, West Palm Beach and Jacksonville). You are encouraged to bring items such as plants, fresh vegetables, sweetmeats, and short-eats to sell at the Salpila. Please note that all proceeds from the Salpila will go toward the Construction Fund at the Florida Buddhist Vihara. Please bring cash/checks for the purchases. Please sign up for donations using the link below.

  Sign up for Donations

 2.Evening food stall (“Sri Lak Bojun”)
Devotees of the temple will organize the evening Sri Lankan food stall this year as well. You may purchase your dinner from the stall prior to the overnight Pirith ceremony. The food stall will be open from 03.30-06.30 pm on 28th October. Please bring cash for purchasing food. All proceeds will be donated to the Construction Fund at the Florida Buddhist Vihara.

With Blessings of the Triple Gem!

Address and directions

2208 Maydell dr tampa fl 33619