For the Vihara to succeed in its goal of giving the monks a place to live and supporting their lives and their work, we need you. Volunteers who understand the monks’ lifestyle of renunciation, and want to support them by bringing food for their begging bowls each morning.
Monastics in our tradition are not allowed to cook for themselves and must ask the community for food. The donation of food by the laity is viewed as meritorious. This strategy achieves two aims. One is that it keeps the monks focused on their practice and study while also keeping them in a humble and appreciative relationship with the lay community. The other aim is to keep lay Buddhists connected with the monks, receiving teachings and blessings from them and gaining karmic merit by offering them food and clothes.
If you wish to help bring food dana to our Bhikkuni please contact email@example.com
Food Dana Calendar
The available days are based on last update and may have changed. Please contact Deepta at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up before bringing food.
Providing Food Dana
What is needed:
We have the opportunity to support ordained Sangha by bringing daily meals (breakfast & lunch) to Ayya. Her other option is to take her begging bowl to seek almsfood.
You may take either one or both meals.
Mondays are a particularly important day to donate as her meal backups (mother, restaurant) are unavailable that day. Currently Wednesdays and Fridays are in need of donors.
When to take meals:
Breakfast should be delivered after 6 am and before 8:00 am. If breakfast has not arrived by 8:00 am and there has been no communication stating that you are en route, then Ayya will take the bus to go on alms.
Lunch should be delivered by 10:45 am;
If you are donating both meals, you may deliver both at breakfast time;
If you are unable to make it on time for either meal it is important to notify Ayya Sudhamma so that she can find an alternative for that meal.
You are welcome to check Dana Calendar below for vacant days and email Dana Coordinator Deepta at email@example.com informing the date you will be providing meals and also whether you will be providing Breakfast (B), lunch (L) or both (B & L).