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 offer a meal or part of a meal, you are welcome to bring cooked food or prepare your food offerings in the Hermitage kitchen. We welcome you to join us for the meal blessing and sharing the food offerings we receive. We eat at 11.00 am (11:30 am in the summer).

Please let us know if you would like to join us.

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

Nov 20, 2017


  • walnuts and almonds
  • fermented soy eg. tempeh

We have enough: rice, bread, fruit


We have enough: tissues

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