For many years the Spirit Rock community has honored the ancient Buddhist tradition of offering meals in support of practitioners. We are pleased to announce that we have created a new Meal Dana board for our dining room, so that when donors offer Meal Dana, they can write a note that will be displayed for others to read. Meal Dana is a beautiful way to offer gratitude, to honor someone special, to share well-wishes, or to commemorate a special event.
Modeled after the Meal Dana board at Insight Meditation Society, our new board displays two weeks of meal dana opportunities and allows messages to stay on the board for the duration of an average retreat. We are excited to be able to share and savor your loving words of metta, a celebratory message, or a note of remembrance.
As requested by members of the Spirit Rock community, we have also added Meal Dana to our online giving options. This provides an opportunity to offer Meal Dana in honor of a retreat that you have previously attended, in appreciation of someone you know on retreat, or to acknowledge a favorite teacher.
If you would like to make a Meal Dana offering online, please visit
We look forward to sharing your message on the date you specify. And, as with all things, we welcome your feedback and comments!