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) is at 10:00am but you may come to the Vihara from 09:30am to prepare the offering if required.

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.

If you are unable to offer dana for whatever reason or a family member in the same household is unwell with cold/flu like symptoms, contact the BSV Office (03 9571 6409 or let us know to organise an alternative. Please do not pass it onto someone else as it is a mandatory requirement that a person offering dana must be registered with the BSV beforehand


"The best way to deal with excessive thinking is to just listen to it, to listen to the mind. Listening is much more effective than trying to stop thought or cut it off."

- Ajahn Amaro
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