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,  Updated on 7 July

Food Items

  • Vegetables

  • Fruit

  • Nuts

  • Vinegar

  • Soy sauce

Non Food Items

  • Clear Office Tape (both narrow and wide widths)

  • Blu Tack (or equivalent)  adhesive putty

Food items that we do not need at the moment:

  • Bottled water

  • 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