Offering Dana


Offering food to the monastic community provides an opportunity to visit and participate in the lifestyle of the monastery.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the monastery being closed, cooking facilities are not available in the monastery kitchen. We will gratefully receive food prepared outside 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 enough.  Thank you, Anumodana!

Dana List – Updated on 16 June

Food Items


  • Fruit & Veg

  • Soya Milk

Non-food Items


  • Rubber 

Food items that we do not need at the moment:

  • Bottled water*

  • Salt

  • Black Tea

  • Pasta

  • Rice

  • Cooking Oil

*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 and Ibuprofen