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Monks staying here will go on alms to the nearby houses around Wollondilly Ave, Wilton (off Douglas Park Drive) on most days of the week. This is a tradition that has been followed since the time of the Buddha and that is still kept within the Thai forest tradition. This is generally considered to be a way to support the local monks who by the rules set down by the Buddha are not allowed to cook their own food, store food, nor eat past midday, and thus must rely on the laypeople to offer food to them for their daily meal. In this way, the monks and the laypeople have an interdependent relationship, where monks rely on the laypeople, and the act of giving done by the laypeople is considered meritorious and essential for the development of higher states of mind.

If you would like to offer alms food, then food, fruit or packaged foods that do not need to be cooked are preferred. Also, on alms round money is not accepted. Generally, in Thailand, the laypeople will greet the monks by putting their palms together facing upwards in front of their chest.