Offering Dana


Offering food to the monastic community provides an opportunity to visit and participate in the lifestyle of the monastery.  Cooking facilities are available in the monastery kitchen, but some people prefer to cook a dish at home and bring it with them.  If you are interested in offering a meal, please contact the monastery.

Friends of Cittaviveka often enquire about what is needed. Please find below a list of what would help, along with things you might like to know.  Thank you, Anumodana.

Dana List – Reviewed on 27 September

Food Items

  • Cooking oil

  • Tofu

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

  • Lemons

Non-food Items


  • Eco-friendly laundry soap

  • Eco-friendly floor soap

  • Dental floss 

Food items that we do not need at the moment:

  • Bottled water

  • Apples

  • Eggs

  • Porridge Oats

  • Rice

  • Potatoes

  • Pasta

  • Onions

  • Salad greens

  • Ginger

  • Lemon

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

  • Toothpaste

  • Tooth Brushes

  • Washing-up Liquid (non-Eco-Friendly)

  • Bleach

  • Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Panadol, Neurofen

  • Energy saving and normal light bulbs