Offerings at the Vihara

In practices of Buddhism, symbolic offerings are made to the Triple Gem, giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration. Typical material offerings involve simple objects such as a lit candle or oil lamp, burning incense, flowers, food, fruit, water or drinks.

At Vihara, devotees offer dana, the mid-day meal for venerable monks.

Monthly offerings

Monthly offerings such as monthly almsgiving can be arranged for a chosen date. You may need to look for available dates by contacting the vihara. Mid-day meal can be offered to the venerable monks at the vihara. It is customary practice inviting Venerable monks at home and offering a Dana. 

Evening Vandana & Puja

Daily offerings are made at the vihara in the evening at 6:30 PM. Anyone willing to participate in the evening Puja can attend to the Vandana & Puja. This would usually last for around 30 minutes. For offerings, the flower is sufficient. If you wish to bring your own offerings such as beverages (Gilanpasa), please bring in the possible minimum amount.