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Offering Dana


Cittaviveka is Open from 8am Until Late Evening

British Summer Time has arrived, and the midday meal offering is now at 11.30amVisitors 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.

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 14 April
Food Items

  • Fresh vegetables

  • Fresh fruit

Non-food items

No non-food items are needed at this time.​

Food items that we do not need at the moment:

  • Pasta

  • Bottled Water*

  • Tea

  • White sugar

  • Table salt

  • Canned beans

  • Chickpeas

  • Potatoes

*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:

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

  • Paracetamol

  • Shower gel

  • Shaving foam/gel

Dana list
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