Offering Meal

(Please scroll down for the Daily Meal Offering calendar)

To make a booking, select one of the following options (click the button).

Please note that if you would like to book within 24 hours of the tentative dana offering date, please give us a call instead – see #3 Phone booking.

3. Phone booking: ring NBM on 03 5424 1812 between 8.30 – 10.30 am and 6.00 – 6.45 pm.

Please email us at if you wish to dedicate merits to anyone, any day.

Catering services

a) Kindly make an online booking before arranging catering to prevent double booking:
b) NBM sincerely appreciates vegetarian/vegan food offerings.
c) Please inform the dana liaison officer ( if you are arranging catering.

Please kindly order for 10 NBM residents.
If you are staying for lunch, kindly order food for your family too.

Thank you for your understanding, care and support; we are most grateful. 🙏

Caterers’ contact details below (Names are sorted in alphabetical order):

– Ada: 0433 332 226 / [pick-up only]
– Earng: 0415 695 942 /
– Emma: 0439 556 229 /
– Ken: 0452 188 456 / [available at short notice]
– Todd: 0499 143 018 /

Daily Meal Offering at NBM (dana)     


    Busy = Someone is already booked to bring lunch

                 Lunch offering time is at 10:45am.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I join a dana (meal offering) on a day that is booked?

YES, you are most welcome. Please feel free to come along and join in with a lunch offering of a few dishes, just enough for the people in your group. These dishes will be included in the lunch offering for the monastics as well. 

2. How many monks/nuns/lay people will be there?

Please call (03 5424 1812) or email (, if you would like to confirm the number of monks, nuns and eight precept lay guests at Newbury on a given date.

3. Are there dietary requirements?

Vegetarian meals are strongly encouraged. 
Less spicy food is much appreciated.
Please let us know if your food contains eggs and/or peanuts; we will label the food accordingly for the resident(s) with allergies.

4. How much food should I bring?

If you have made a booking to offer full lunch dana, please bring enough for the monastics and eight-precept lay residents on that given date; and your own group only. 

Due to the monastic and 8-precept practice of not taking food after noon, your assistance in taking the leftovers home is much appreciated.

5. Can I cook at the monastery?

The kitchen is not available for cooking of meals. 
However, heating/warming up food is possible.
Thank you for your understanding. 

6. How to Reschedule/Cancel a Booking

Please refer to the email confirmation of your dana registration. At the bottom of that email, there are options for rescheduling/canceling your booking.

You can click on the appropriate link to reschedule/cancel your booking. This can only be done up to 48 hours before the time of your dana offering. Otherwise, you must contact the monastery to update your booking.