Offering Food & Supplies

Photo: ED RITGERAs alms mendicants, we practise the Buddha’s ancient monastic way, depending entirely on the kindness and generosity of our lay community for all our daily requisites including food.  During this global pandemic, Sati Saraniya Hermitage is closed to visitors and our weekly programes have been postponed.  We are grateful for your kind wishes of support.

You can now offer a meal dana in person at Sati Saraniya Hermitage. We are following strict safety protocols and a sign-up rota system organized by kind members of the Ottawa Buddhist Society. If you would like to participate please contact

You can also send offerings of groceries, medicines or other needed items by post.

During these days of lockdown, calm, compassion and wise choices have proven invaluable to us more than ever. They don’t come by post, but they are available through inner searching and awareness. Our wish is that we use this extraordinary time in our history to develop spiritual strengths; that we may we grow in compassion and equanimity, and take our full part in caring for ourselves while practising social responsibility – as much as we can. This will be for our own benefit and for the benefit of all beings everywhere.

May kindness prevail, medicine cure, and all live in well-being, safety and peace.  May you be nourished by faith, generosity, and a heart of universal kindness and compassion.

July 14


  • fruit (non-citrus)
  • green vegetables e.g. spinach, broccoli, kale
  • milk
  • plain yogurt
  • clear unsweetened fruit juice e.g. apple, white grape
  • lemon juice