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.


Two kinds of offerings are helpful:

  1. Offer a prepared meal by bringing it to the monastery on the pre-arranged day at 11:00 am.
  2. Offer prepared dishes for future meals.
  • We are vegetarian and some residents are gluten free or dairy free.
  • Please bring food that is pre-cooked and can be reheated here.
  • It’s also fine to bring fruits and vegetables, and to bring packaged foods.
  • The meal start time is 11:45 am.  Bringing the meal offering at 11:00 am is helpful for kitchen setup. 
  • 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.

Meal Dana Offering

Please email  <> to pick a meal offering date.

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!