It's Aim

The Mahindarama Sarana Old Folks’ Home aims :

1.    To provide shelter and food to the elders who have none to call their own.

2.  To provide medical aid when they are sick and in need of care.

3.   To provide love and care for their happiness and good welfare.

4.   To share the Dhamma of loving kindness and compassion.

            "The old folks in the home should be regarded as our mothers, sisters, or aunties who need our loving care and support.  They should have a happy environment and opportunities to be good Buddhists under the shelter of The Buddha-Dhamma and Buddha Sasana"

~ Venerable E. Indratana Maha Thero ~

What Is Both Rare and Wonderful At The Sarana...







Well-furnished kitchen for the old folks' convenience.

    Is that it not only provides shelter, food, medical aid and other necessities for the well-being of the old folks, but also due to its close proximity to the temple, it offers many opportunities for spiritual development.

To reside at a favorable place with good and virtuous people is a blessing   ~ Mangala Sutta

Daily Activities of the Sarana Old Folks’ Home







Auntie Kuan hanging up her laundry.  She is very happy and contented staying at the Sarana.

Auntie Ah Nya is a very jovial and  cheerful person.  She loves watching the 6.00pm Hong Kong TV serials.  She helps out at the Dana Hall every morning.

Auntie Ah Han resting at the Sarana.  She likes the quiet and peaceful environment of the temple.  She joins the temple morning service for puja-chanting every morning and evening.  She enjoys a slow stroll round the temple every morning.

5.30 a.m.     Rise and Shine

 6.30 a.m.     Morning chanting at the Bodhi Pakara, Monks’ Shrine Hall and Dana Hall

 7.00 a.m.     Offering of breakfast dana to the monks

 8.00 a.m.     Breakfast

 9.00 a.m.     Do own laundry and housekeeping chores at Sarana

 11.00 a.m.    Buddha Puja at Main Shrine Hall

 11.30 a.m.    Offering of lunch dana to the monks

 12.30 p.m.   Lunch

 2.00 p.m.     Housekeeping chores at Sarana

 4.00 p.m.     Rest

 5.30 p.m.     Prepare dinner / water plants / sweep the garden

 6.30 p.m.     Dinner

 7.30 p.m.     Evening walk around the Temple premises

 8.00 p.m.     Evening Puja

 9.30 p.m.     Rest

 10.00 p.m.   Bedtime