Lunch Dana

In the Theravada Buddhist tradition Bhikkhus (monks) and Bhikkhunis (nuns) do not cook for themselves according to the Buddha’s rules and thus they rely on the donations of ready-to-eat food for their general wellbeing and in order to maintain their practice

Lunch offering (Dana) starts at 10:00am sharp, so please ensure you arrive at the Vihara at 09:30am to prepare the offering

Please be aware that COVID safe protocols must be followed during the offering and will be outlined in the email confirmation you receive after your booking is confirmed.  As bookings are essential to offer lunch dana, no casual drop-ins are permitted until further notice.

Updated dana protocols – with effect from Friday 19 November 2021

– Visitors (12 years and above) to the Buddhaloka Centre need to be fully vaccinated to assist the BSV to comply with the health guidelines. The BSV kindly ask all our supporters to follow the operational rules.

If you have an enquiry regarding offering lunch dana, please email the office ( A response may take upto 48 hours, as the office is currently not staffed due to the current situation. Thank you for your understanding.


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