The End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016

By Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni

Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage conducted The End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony on Sunday 30th October 2016. About 40 invited lay supporters participated in the Ceremony. The day was a bright and beautiful day and everyone enjoyed a lovely time together.

The ceremony included Paritta chanting, and then the Cloth was offered by Merry and Trevor Taylor to the bhikkhunis at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage.

A week before the End of Rains Ceremony, a group of volunteers came to the Hermitage to clean, dust and tidy the Sala of the Hermitage and the surrounding area in preparation for the Ceremony. Our youngest volunteer is a ten year old young lady. We had another small group of people turned up a day before the Ceremony to do the final preparations. Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu to all our volunteers!

The Bhikkhunis

 

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage during the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony on Sunday, 30th October 2016. Photo by Zor

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage during the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony on Sunday, 30th October 2016. Photo by Zor

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni and Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni at the End of Rains Clothing offering Ceremony 2016 inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Zor.

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni and Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni at the End of Rains Clothing offering Ceremony 2016 inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Zor.

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni and Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni entering the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage before the start of the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony on 30th October 2016. Photo by Havindra.

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni and Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni entering the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage before the start of the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony on 30th October 2016. Photo by Havindra.

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni cut the birthday cake after the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30th October 2016. Photo by Zor

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni cut the birthday cake after the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30th October 2016. Photo by Zor

 

 

Before The Ceremony

A glorious and joyous occasion at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016. Photo by Havindra.

A glorious and joyous occasion at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016. Photo by Havindra.

Before the start of the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016Inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Havndra.

Before the start of the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016 inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Havindra.

Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni's mother, Sau San Teh made an offering to Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni on the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Havindra.

Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni’s mother, Sau San Teh, made an offering to Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Havindra.

Inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage during the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016. Photo by Havindra.

Inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage during the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016. Photo by Havindra.

Inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016. Photo by Havindra.

Inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016. Photo by Havindra.

The Ceremony

preparing for the chanting of Paritta at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016 at the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage.

Preparing for the chanting of Paritta at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Havindra.

Merry and Trevor Taylor at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016. Photo by Havindra.

Merry and Trevor Taylor at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016. Photo by Havindra.

Merry and Trevor Taylor before the offering of the Cloth at the End of Rains Ceremony at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday 30th October 2016. Photo by Zor.

Merry and Trevor Taylor before the offering of the Cloth at the End of Rains Ceremony at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday 30th October 2016. Photo by Zor.

The cloth offerings was handed around the participants to join in the merits of offering. Photo by Zor.

All the participants at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Cremony were invited to join in and to share the merits of offering of the End of Rains Cloth to the Bhikkhunis of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday, 30th October 2016.  Photo by Zor.

Everyone at the ceremony joined in the joy of the offering of the Cloth at the End of Rains Ceremony at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30th October 2016

Everyone at the ceremony joined in the joy of the offering of the Cloth at the End of Rains Ceremony at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30th October 2016

Merry and Trevor Taylor offered the End of Rains Cloth to the Bhikkhunis at Patacata Bhikkhuni hermitage 2016. Photo by Zor

Merry and Trevor Taylor offered the End of Rains Cloth to the Bhikkhunis at Patacata Bhikkhuni hermitage 2016. Photo by Zor

Meery and Trevor Taylor offered the End of Rains Cloth to the Bhikkhunis of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30tj October 2016. Photo by Havindra.

Meery and Trevor Taylor offered the End of Rains Cloth to the Bhikkhunis of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30tj October 2016. Photo by Havindra.

Offering of the Cloth to the Bhikkhunis of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30th October 2016. Photo by Zor

Offering of the Cloth to the Bhikkhunis of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30th October 2016. Photo by Zor

The Chanting of blessings after the offering of the End of Rains Cloth to the Bhikkhunis of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage 2016. Photo by Havondra.

The Chanting of blessings after the offering of the End of Rains Cloth to the Bhikkhunis of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage 2016. Photo by Havondra.

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni, Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni , Merry and Trevor Taylor at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30th October 2016. Photo by Zor

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni, Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni , Merry and Trevor Taylor at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30th October 2016. Photo by Zor

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Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni tied a blessing string around the wrist of her mother, Sau San Teh, after the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30th October 2016. Photo by Merry.

 

 

The Dana

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni's birthday cake at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30th Ocober 2016. Photo by Zor

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni’s birthday cake at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30th Ocober 2016. Photo by Zor

Dana at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Havindra.

Dana at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Havindra.

Dana at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30th October 2016.

Dana at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 30th October 2016.

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Dana at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Havindra.

Dana at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Havindra.

Friends at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Havindra.

Friends at the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2016 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Havindra.

The Volunteers

The volunteers on 22nd October 2016 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage.

The volunteers on 22nd October 2016 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Havindra

The volunteers inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 22nd October 2016. Photo by Havindra.

The volunteers inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 22nd October 2016. Photo by Havindra.

The volunteers at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 22nd October 2016.

The volunteer at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 22nd October 2016. Photo by Havindra.

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The hard working volunteers at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 22nd October 2016. Photo by Havindra.

Hello, come and join in the fun! photo by Havindra.

Hello, come and join in the fun! Photo by Havindra.

 

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