Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak

Commemorating the Lord Buddha's Birth,Enlightenment and Passing

Saturday May 4, 2019 in the City of Melbourne

Sangha Lunch Offering/ Dana

Reflecting traditional Vesak celebrations in many Buddhist communities we are providing a lunch offering to the Sangha collectively. 

This will be done in the Parish Hall of St. Peters Church Eastern Hill (15 Gisborne Street East Melbourne VIC 3002) prior to the Vesak Friendship Walk. 

Included in this opportunity is the symbolic Offering of Alms, Pindapata in the Pali language, in the form customary in the Buddha’s time The public are invited to offer cooked rice (provided at the venue) during the Offering of Alms whilst mains will be in the dining hall.
  • Sangha and Participants to meet at 9.30am for 10am start at the St Peter Eastern Hill main door at 15 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne
  • Drop off parking spaces for buses on Gisborne Street
  • Pindapata along Gisborne Street starts 10.00am (Participation in the Alms round is optional)
  • Main lunch offering in St Peter Eastern Hill main hall starts 11.00am (All meals will be vegetarian)

We would very much appreciate your participation. For more information, please email 

NOTE : For temples that wish to help cater for the lunch offering each dish is to cater for 60-80 people. 


2019 Sangha Dana Response Form here

Please return form by 24 April 2019