Offering Dana


Cittaviveka is Now Open from 8am Until Late Evening

Now that it is British Summer Time, and the clocks have changed, the midday meal offering is at 11.30am. Visitors are allowed to enter and remain in the Dhamma Hall during these opening hours. For more detailed information, please visit our Announcements page. 

Scroll below to see the Dana list


Offering food to the monastic community provides an opportunity to visit and participate in the lifestyle of the monastery.  Due to a few lingering restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, cooking facilities are not available in the monastery kitchen. We will, however, gratefully receive food prepared at home or in restaurants.

Friends of Cittaviveka often enquire about what is needed. Please find below a list of what would help, along with things that we currently have in plentiful supply. 

The Environment

As a general encouragement, when wishing to make material offerings, and in particular food, we ask people to consider purchasing items that use minimal plastic in the packaging. This may mean choosing larger bulk packages instead of single portions. Also, choosing items that are sourced more locally (instead of imported) can greatly reduce our carbon footprint.


Bottled Water

Please note that we have our own high-quality water that comes from the well on the property. Therefore, we encourage people to not bring bottled water.

Thank you, Anumodana!

Dana List – Updated on 20 May

Food Items


  • Vegetables

  • Fruit

  • Juice

Non-food Items

  • No particular non-food items are needed at the moment. Thanks for your support!

Food items that we do not need at the moment:

  • Bottled Water*

  • Rice

  • Pasta

  • Sugar

  • Tea

  • Cooking Oil

  • Biscuits

*Cittaviveka Monastery is dedicated to minimizing our impact on the environment by asking people to not bring bottled water. The monastery has its own well, which produces exceptionally pure water. 

Non Food Items that we
do not need at the moment:

  • Fabric softener

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

  • Paracetamol