Sangha Dana Reservation

Dana
πŸ“’ A Merit that Surpasses that of the Four Great Oceans

You now have a great opportunity to give dana in the name of the Sangha, which is incalculable and immeasurable. Therefore, the Buddha said that there is no way that gift given to an individual can be more fruitful than giving a gift to the SaαΉ…gha.

To take up this rare opportunity to offer dana to the Maha Sangha at Colombo Dhamma Friends of Mahamevnawa Buddhist monastery Kotte, send an SMS or call to reserve a date for a dana offering. However, if you are unable to come in person, you can sponsor a dana for the Maha Sangha.


πŸ“† Reserve a Date

Please wait a second or two for the calendar to load. Please select a day and meal. Then complete the form. Click Next to see the next month.

( Orange– Available Dates | Green – Already Booked | Red – Pending Approval, These dates are not available)

πŸ›‘For the time being, only “Sponsored” dana is accepted on Poya days. – Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day: January 25, 2024 (Thursday)

⚠️ To give people who bring dana, try to avoid reserving sponsored dana on weekends if there is no any special reason.

πŸ”Š To Receive Updates

Please be aware that before accepting the WhatsApp group requests, we will review the registration document. So, kindly fill out the registration form as well. {Through this means of communication, all dana date announcements and upcoming date openings are published.}

πŸ₯˜ Reserve Future Dana
πŸ“Œ Location
πŸ›‘ Important Information about Sangha Dana

πŸ› You can reserve a date and provide dana to the Maha Sangha using our online portal. πŸ“… On the calendar, available dates are shown.

✍️ Your request will be approved by our dana coordinator after you reserve your dana through our web portal. You’ll get an email with all the details after the approval.

πŸ’΅ If the dana is sponsored (mostly the people who lives in different countries), you will receive the bank information needed to sponsor the dana.

Please send the deposit slips toΒ donations@serenecolombo.orgΒ and WhatsApp:Β +94 71 596 2399Β telling us the purpose of the donation. Please use “DANA DATE YOURNAME” in the description so that we can track the transaction easily. (eg: DANA Jan25L Saman or DANA Jan25B Saman) (B = Breakfast | L= Lunch)

Account NameColombo Dhamma Friends Society Ltd
A/C No009160000373
BankSampath Bank
BranchPita Kotte
Bank Code7278
Branch Code91
Swift CodeBSAMLKLX
Type of AccountCurrent Account

Please send your Punyanumodana (ΰΆ΄ΰ·”ΰΆ«ΰ·Šβ€ΰΆΊΰ·ΰΆ±ΰ·”ΰΆΈΰ·ΰΆ―ΰΆ±ΰ·) to this number WhatsApp: +94 71 596 2399

Methods for Sponsorships

  1. πŸ₯— Some devotees order food from restaurants/suppliers (But you have to be certain that the food will arrive before 6AM to the monastery {Breakfast Dana}, 10AM {Lunch dana}) Need to speak with the dana coordinator before placing an order
  2. πŸ’΅ Some devotees will donate money to purchase food items. (If you have a menu in mind, you can donate the amount required to purchase the items on that menu.)

⚠️ To give people who bring dana, try to avoid reserving sponsored dana on weekends if there is no any special reason.

The times are listed below if you are bringing the dana.

  • ⏱️ Morning Sangha dana: Around 5:45 AM (You can prepare any menu that is suitable for morning dana)
  • ⏱️ Lunch Sangha dana: Around 10AM

Please WhatsApp (+94715962399) if you need additional details, Please let us know your preference if it’s for a future day that hasn’t yet been opened; we’ll check to see if it’s available.

🚌 When bringing dana, always park your car inside the monastery; if the gate is closed, seek assistance from Upasthayaka.
πŸ₯— Give the dana to Upasthayaka when you bring dana, and they will prepare the Buddha Puja for you and call to make the puja offering.
πŸ›• You can take a seat in the Dhamma Hall in the meantime.
πŸ₯˜ To offer dana when Swaminwahanse arrives, they are going to call you.
πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§ Try to bring a male devotee whenever possible; if all are female devotees, If there are any such instances, kindly let us know in advance.
πŸ› Don’t try to prepare many curries; just 3–4 is more than enough.
πŸ“¦ If you intend to give Pirikara. Please get in touch with Swaminwahanse directly; we can also assist.
🍜 When returning home after dana, try to gather your bowls and boxes. Assistants will help on this.


πŸ₯— 7 days Sangha Dana Requests

It’s a very powerful and rare merit that you could get to do once in life.

Many lay disciples who offered Dana during Buddha’s time attained Nibbana on the seventh day and even the 80 great disciples have done special merit for seven consecutive days with great wishes and were fulfilled.

By continuously giving and developing it as a habit, we will be able to easily see the fruits that dana offerings bear: just as Vishaka and the merchant Anathapindika continuously gave dana and were known by everyone in the Buddha’s Dispensation, you too can gain great results from the offerings.

This chance is given for one devotee every month, to reserve a Seven Day Dana you may contact Monks on Whatsapp / +94 779 700 001 (SMS or Call) or Fill the below form

🎁 Offering Pirikara

The monastery you now come to in Pita Kotte is located on a rented property.

We kindly request you not to buy any item for Pirikara 🚫 unless there is a special reason.

Instead, you could:
1️⃣ Donate any amount to the account below and send the receipt to +94 71 596 2399.
2️⃣ Put in the donation box πŸ—³οΈ at the monastery when you come for the Dana offering

Monthly Expenses

πŸ›• Property rental – Rs. 150,000
πŸ’΅ Salaries for 2 Upastayakas – Rs 70,000
πŸ’§ Water Bill – ~ Rs. 35,000
πŸ’‘ Electricity Bill – ~ Rs 60,000
🚧 Maintenance & development
🌐 Dhamma Propagation (including internet bill) – ~ Rs. 3,500

🏦 Bank details

Account Name: Colombo Dhamma Friends Society Ltd
A/C No: 009160000373
Bank: Sampath Bank
Branch: Pita Kotte

We hope you could support this special Dhamma propagation to the best of your abilities

Pirikara
Pirikara

πŸ’΅ What Your Donation Supports

Sangha Dana

What your donation mainly supports:

πŸ₯— Sangha Dana

What your donation secondly supports:

πŸ“’ Dhamma Propagation (including internet bill)
πŸŽ™οΈ Online radio & live streaming
πŸ”Š Publicity
πŸ’° Property rental
πŸ›• Space for programs
🚌 Transportation for monks
πŸ’Š Medicine for monks
πŸ‘· Building Maintenance & development

πŸ™ Merit Sharing and Bank Slips (Sponsoring Dana)

If you have already communicated with the Dana Coordinator, please WhatsApp the merit sharing to her. (This is the preferred method)

Or Use the Sangha dana general number (+94715962399) to share your merit sharing

If not, please use the below form to deliver the merit sharing to our volunteers.

If you knew about the wonderful results of giving and sharing as the Buddha knew, you would neither eat without sharing with others nor would the stain of stinginess overcome your mind.