Meal Dana

Meal Dana

Offer a meal

Help IMS to continue a tradition that has flourished in Asia since the time of the Buddha – the offering of meals to spiritual practitioners.

Food is offered to meditators as a simple act of generosity and often celebrates a birthday, honors someone who has died, or commemorates another of life’s many milestones.

If you or your group of friends and fellow practitioners would like to offer a meal, you can provide us with a brief dedication. This will be inscribed on our Meal Dana board at either or both of our centers for a particular day or meal that you select. Dedications can be anonymous, or acknowledged with your name(s).

Donating a meal is a direct way to support the IMS community. We suggest the following amounts to help us meet our food costs:

Retreat Center Forest Refuge IMS (Both Centers)
 Breakfast $105 $55 $160
 Lunch $155 $85 $240
 Light Dinner $70 $30 $100
 Entire Day $330 $170 $500

If you have questions, please call 978-355-4378 ext. 230 or email

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If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of selfishness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared, if there were someone to receive their gift.

The Buddha