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“And what, monks, is that path, that way of attaining final Nibbana without clinging? It is this Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right concentration. This is the path, the way for the fading away of lust.”
~ The Buddha
SN 45:41-48

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Buddha Puja

Right before the meal, a small amount of each dish is put on a tray and offered up to the Buddha image.  In this photo you can see in the background someone walking the tray past all of the lay people.  Everyone touches the tray so they can be a part of the offering.  Although we know that the Buddha cannot receive our offering, we make it out of respect and generosity for the great gift he gave us: the teaching of the Dhamma.