Dhane Food offering at the temple
This is a food offering given to monks by lay people which is often preceded by sacred chants (pirith) to bless you. This outing will allow you to gain some interesting insight on the life of Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks. A “dane” is a food offering given to monks by people and is often preceded by chanting of pirith. “Dane is one of the ways the monks interact with the general population in and out of the temple and it gives an insight of the relationship between monks and people.
It is without doubt the best way to understand their way of life and their relationship with the general population. You do not get to sit and eat with the monks as it is against their ethics to eat with the general population. Monks will have to start eating before noon as their ethics dictate it.