Dana Program

Following the age-old tradition of Buddhists of having the responsibility of supporting the monks and the temple, Chicago Buddhist Vihara community is collectively participating in providing meals (“Dana”) for the monks in the temple. As per Buddhist teaching, supporting the Maha Sangha (or monks) is a very meritorious deed as we are supporting a group of individuals who are seeking the path of Nirvana, as well as considered the guardians of the Dhamma.

While we offer meals to few individual monks physicaly, as per Buddhist teachings, one must be aware that the offering of “Dana” is considerd to be an offering for “universal” monk poupulation spans across past, present and future including past and future Buddhas and Arhats (individual who had attained Nirwana)

Dhana Schedule

Day of the Month Family
1 Amila/Udani & Mahinda/Kumudini
2 Ranjith & Indra Bandara
3 Chandra & Sumithra Liyanage
4 Chaminda Obadage
5 Vishan Subasinghe
6 Vidura & Dilani Randunne
7 Sam & Danette Herath
8 Sudewa & Rukmal Wanigasinghe
9 Jagath & Ruvi Mathupala
10 Geethika and Manjeeva Silva
11 Nissanka and Jaya
12 Gamini & Prasadi Hewawasam
13 Rohan and Anoja Athale
14 Mrs. Chitramali Asokan, Dr.Mohan & Swine
15 Sujeewa & Gishanthi Fernando
16 Lakshman and Lakshmi Mapa
17 Buddika & Yasoma Gajapala
18 Kumudu Siriwardana
19 Nimal Freeda & Malan Jayasinghe
20 Sanjay & Sanjeevani
21 Dr.Bertram H./ Sunil K.Nanayakkara
22 Dhammika and Lalani Egodawatte
23 Damitha & Anushi Bandara
24 Ravi & Varuni Helauda
25 Chanaka & Dharshini Samarakoon
26 Kanishka Liyanage & Dilusha Harischandra
27 Vajira Sarange Dona
28 Anura & Nalika Bandara
29 Dr.Nihal & Dr. Sarojini Gooneratne
30 Nihal & Chandrakanthi Kuruppu
31 Wickrama Udawatta