KATHINA Celebration at the Charlotte Buddhist Vihara

Thank you

Thank you to all who helped plan and attend the Kathina event at the Vihara on Sunday 29th October from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT.

Ayya Sudhamma

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Kathina photo (l-r): *Ayya Dhammadinna Bhikkhuni (fully ordained in 2022; Founder of Dhamma Center USA, Winchester VA) *Ayya Paññavati Mahatheri (2004; Founder of Embracing Simplicity at Hea, Hendersonville NC) *Theravada Bhikkhuni Sangha pioneer Venerable Ayya Sudarshana Mahatheri (1996; Founder of Samadhi Meditation Center in Tampa) *Ayya Sudhamma Mahatheri (2003; Founder of Charlotte Buddhist Vihara) *Ayya Sudinna Mahatheri (2002; Chief Monk of Carolina Buddhist Vihara, Greenville SC) -just visible over Ayya Sudhamma's shoulder *Ayya Somasiki Bhikkhuni (2020; Resident of Embracing Simplicity at Heartwood, Hendersonville NC) *Ayya Sobhana Theri (2006; Prioress, Dhammadharini, Sonoma County CA)
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Buddha Statue Donors were: Ayya Sobhana, Ayya Mettajivi, Bhikkhuni Saddha, Bhikkhuni Dhammanusari, Bhikkhuni Jutindhara (dedicating the Sanghadana offered for their requisites during the ABS Temple 2023 Kathina), together with Ayya Tathaloka (organizer). Especially for your Vihara 10-Year Anniversary, together with completion of 20th Vassa as a Bhikkhuni
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