Traditionally Buddhist people gladden their hearts by offering ‘Dana’, food and other useful items to monks and nuns. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless. We practice dana, or generosity, for the benefit of the giver, to purify the mind and uplift the heart. (more information here). Your generosity is a gift that supports the Sangha and contributes to harmony in the larger community, and your in own practice.
To select a day for you to offer Dana, please refer to our Dana calendar.
Please understand that Theravada monastics must eat their meal before noon so kindly keep this in mind when offering Dana to them.
Meal dana: at the vihara, at your home, at a restaurant or by “distance”
at the Vihara: 79 Davis Avenue, Christies Beach: On your selected date, please arrive at the Vihara between 10.30 am and 11.00 am, to give time for puja before the meal. Please enter the garden via the side gate.
at your home or a restaurant: Please discuss transport to your venue with Ayya.
by distance: You can organise food to be delivered to Ayya by UberEats, MenuLog or similar to 79 Davis Avenue, Christies Beach, SA 5165.
Ayya is also able to order food via UberEats and the money is drawn by the app from the Buddhist Society of SA account. If you wish you can sponsor the meal through a donation into the BSSA account below.
Offering other requisites
A list of requisites for the nuns is available on the useful things or pirikara page.
You may deliver them in person or order for delivery online to 79 Davis Avenue, Christies Beach, SA 5165
Donate Money for Dana, Medicine, Bills, Travel and other expenses
Vihara Expense fund: Please use this account
Dana, Food, medicine and travel for the nuns
BSB 633-000 (Bendigo Bank)
A/C no: 1605 13 859
Buddhist Society of South Australia
We are not currently tax-deductible.