“Vegetarianism is the sign of a compassionate mind. When we cultivate compassion, blessings and merits increase, and good health will come naturally.”
— Grand Master Wei-Chueh
Monastery Food Guidelines
When you bring food to the monastery, please make sure that it does not contain alcohol, meat, seafood, eggs, animal ingredients (such as gelatin in the jelly or rennet in cheese), garlic, onions, shallots, leeks and coriander. Milk products without rennet are welcome. This will help maintain the purity of the monastery, keep us mindful of our cultivation, and help us fulfill our resolve.
Great Dharma Chan Monastery