The Dining Hall is where all the monastic and devotees have meals during the meal time. It can occupy around 200 people. It serves a vegetarian buffet-style meal following the Sunday Service and hosts dharma activities.
There are five contemplation during the meal time:
Five Contemplations at Meal Time
To assess one’s own merit and contemplate the source of this food
To think about our own morality and conduct in receiving the offering, whether sufficient or not
To guard one’s mind against faults, greed in particular
To regard this food as the medicine to cure our weakening body
To accept this food in order to make accomplishments with our spiritual cultivation