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 of the food offered. We eat at 11.30 am (11.00 am in the winter).

Please let us know your plans in advance.

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

Sept. 25, 2017

green vegetables e.g. broccoli, spinach, kale
lemon juice
nut butter
clear fruit juice

We have enough: rice, beans, soy milk

pure 100% aloe vera juice
kitchen cream cleaner
liquid all purpose cleaner
white vinegar


We have enough: tissues