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 Nuns’ Sangha.

In order to safeguard everyone’s heath, we meet with supporters outside in the shade, where we can maintain physical distancing. There is seating and a table for offering the dana.

Due to the pandemic, we ask you to take these special precautions:


  • We are vegetarian here at the vihara.
  • After you have arranged a date for your meal offering by emailing <>, please arrive at the vihara by 11:00 am. If you are delayed, please give us a call at (530) 647-8262.
  • Please bring food that is cooked and can be reheated here. If you bring dana in your cookware, we will wash and return your dishes before you leave.
  • It’s also fine to bring fruits and vegetables, and to bring packaged foods.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, we invite to come into the house for the meal offering ~ please wear a mask.
  • If you would like, you can eat at the vihara at our two picnic tables outdoors, and enjoy a walk on the beautiful land.
  • There are a total of 8 women in residence.
  • The following dates are no longer available, because meal dana has already been offered:
    • All Tuesdays
    • Sunday, June 25th

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!