Offering Food

The Food of Kindness

As alms mendicants practising the Buddha’s ancient monastic way, we depend entirely on the kindness and generosity of the lay community for our daily food and all our other requisites. We are blessed with kind offerings of cooked food, groceries and supplies from near and far, including gifts of food brought to the Hermitage or care packages sent through a local grocer or by post.

Bringing a meal or offering food to the bhikkhuni community is a wonderful opportunity to visit and participate in our monastic way of life.  If you would like to make an offering and join us for the meal please call or write to the Hermitage.  The main meal is offered daily at 11.30 am.

May you be nourished by the food of kindness for the well-being of body and heart.

We are grateful for donations of any of these currently needed items on our dana list below. (April 19, 2018)


  • vegetables e.g. kale, broccoli, spinach, chard
  • salad greens
  • fruit (non-citrus)
  • eggs
  • cheese
  • wholegrain bread
  • gluten free oats
  • nuts (e.g. raw almonds, walnuts)
  • flax seeds
  • dried fruit e.g. raisins
  • unsweetened plain yogurt
  • milk
  • lemon juice
  • root ginger

We have enough: white rice


  • two 4 x 4 rugs for temple
  • arnica montana 30c
  • folding chairs for temple
  • good quality second hand digital camera
  • straw bale

We have enough: tissues, toilet paper

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