Offering Food and Supplies


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 a meal offering please call or write to Hermitage. The main meal is offered daily at 11.00 am eastern standard time.  Please note that from Jan. 4 – Mar. 31, the resident community is observing a time of silent retreat.

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. (Dec. 18, 2018)


  • green vegetables e.g. broccoli, spinach, kale
  • plain yogurt
  • whole flax seed
  • coffee
  • pure cocoa powder (unsweetened)


  • sand/salt for icy paths
  • small compostable food waste bags
  • hand sanitizer
  • eco-friendly dishwashing soap

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