(Photo: Monastics first on the lunch queue.)
(Photo: Generous sponsor and Lamas.)
(Photo: Monlam staff enjoying the lunch feast.)
Occasionally, the daily menu consisting of rice, dhal, vegetable curry and chili gravy is different. Occasionally, a generous patron will sponsor a meal for the Monlam staff. Then, lunch becomes a feast, which is a very nice break from the usual fare. The forty-four torma artists, in particular, who work 10 hours or more a day, (occasionally even 24 hours) are grateful of the change. Earlier last week, another private sponsor offered lunch for the Monlam staff. These acts of generosity are greatly appreciated, especially for the sponsor who receives vast amounts of merit for the offering.