Meal Offerings

Offer a meal or a ride to a nun

We are deeply grateful that you are considering offering a midday meal
to the Aloka Vihara Sangha.


Updated Dec 10, 2022
Two kinds of offerings are helpful:
  • Offer a prepared meal by bringing it to the monastery on the pre-arranged day at:
    • 10:30 am outside daylight saving time.
  • Offer prepared dishes for future meals.
  • We are vegetarian and some residents are gluten free or dairy free.
  • Currently there are 2 monastics and 2 lay residents/visitors at the vihara.
    • Starting Dec 22nd there will be 4 monastics and 4-7 lay residents/visitors.
  • Please bring food that is pre-cooked and can be reheated here.
  • You could also bring fruits and vegetables, and packaged foods.
  • The meal start time is:
    • 11:00 am
  • Arrange for a date for your meal offering by emailing  <>.
  • You are welcome to come into the house for the meal offering.
  • Please wear a mask.
We are happy to share this ancient tradition with you, we look forward to your visit,
and we rejoice in the blessings of your generosity!