Preparation of a whole meal is always welcome and considered a very meritorious act. Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book a date well in advance. We will give you an approximate headcount one week before your planned dānā meal day.
You can use our kitchen, or bring a meal that is ready to heat and serve. There is approximately two hours of prep time available to prepare the whole meal on any given day (the main meal is served promptly at 11:00am or 11:30am during Daylight Saving Time).
Preparation of a single dish using our kitchen is sometimes possible; please consult with the Kitchen Stewards before using any kitchen resources.
If you are bringing a main dish to serve a substantial number of people, please ensure that it can be reheated quickly. Many commercially prepared items require more than two hours preparation starting from a cold oven; this does not fit into our meal preparation schedule.
Please see our Visit page for more information.
Other Non-Monetary Donations
Physical labour or skilled labour are also valued forms of dānā. If you have particular skills you’d be able to contribute to the monastery (e.g. carpentry skills, plumbing expertise, etc.), please email us to inquire about possible opportunities to help (email@example.com). While you are here for a visit, your help with various volunteer ‘yogi tasks’ and the general upkeep of the monastery is also greatly appreciated.