Contribute to Meal Offering Programme

Meal Offering Program

Meal Offering Programme for HKU CBS Monastic Students

Objective

To provide meal subsidy to qualified monastic students of the Centre of Buddhist Studies (CBS) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) so as to help them maintain good health and proper nourishment.

Background

Offering food is one of the oldest and most common rituals of Buddhism.  The food offering to monks is considered as a practice of generosity that the historical Buddha initiated some 2,600 years ago.  Lay practitioners acquire merits through providing monks the necessities of life.

With the high cost of living in Hong Kong, the cost of daily expenses becomes a burden on the limited budgets of many of the CBS monastic students.  As a result, many of them may eat less, or reduce the quality of their nutrition intake which may affect their overall health and studies.

The Centre of Buddhist Studies Alumni Association (CBSAA) and Hong Kong Society of Dharma Supporters Limited (HKSDS) have caringly initiated a “Meal Offering Programme for HKU CBS Monastic Students”. The Centre of Buddhist Studies is pleased to note that CBSAA and HKSDS have organized this Programme for the monastic students.

In the Meal Offering Plan, donation could be made to fund meal vouchers to be used by monastic students at participating restaurants.

Please contact: cbsmealsubsidy@gmail.com.