Needed at present
Below are items that would be useful to the monastery at the moment. This post is updated regularly.
whole milk, skim milk, soy milk, coconut milk, juice, yogurt, cheese, fetta cheese, apples, kiwi, butter, corn flower, tofu, salads, broccoli, potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, zucchini, radish, tomatoes, leek, pumpkin, spinach, barley, lentils, ginger, garlic, coriander, cumin powder, sunflower seeds, dried fruits (apricot, raisin, prunes, banana), nuts (peanut, cashew, walnut, ), soya sauce (light), custard powder, canned diced tomato, tomato paste, paprika, basil, peppermint tea (decaf), Marmite, mayonnaise, taco shells, cinnamon sticks, all purpose seasoning, grounded ginger, paprika, white pepper, plain biscuits – crackers, grapes, brown sugar, butter, tofu hard, cereal
evening allowables (dark chocolate, sweets, miso)
Not needed at present – we have plenty of the following
Food items we currently have plenty of
white rice, flour, baking powder, ginger, garlic, sugar, instant noodles, tea and instant coffee, stock powder, sauces and condiments, cake, honey, salt, bottled water (see below)
Non-food items we currently have plenty of
white clothing of all kinds
toothpaste, toothbrushes, paracetamol, skin care products, liniment, hand cleaner and soap, blank CDs, blank DVDs, CD & DVD covers, AA Batteries, towels, chemical detergents (see below).
We also have plenty of tealight and other candles.
Santi and the environment
As a forest monastery bordering Morton National Park we strive to minimize our impact on our environment. We support Bundanoon in its “bottled water – free” town campaign – so PLEASE, do not offer bottled water to the monastery. We also refrain from using disposable items such as: plates, cups and cutlery, tea light candles and other materials that harm the environment.
At Santi we have an environmentally friendly greywater system, which cannot handle harsh chemical detergents, so please offer only ‘greywater safe’ laundry detergents.
We appreciate your support in our effort to keep a green monastery.
The Spirit of Dana
Please note that in order to keep alive the spirit of reliance on alms food, none of the money donated to the monastery is spent on food .
Acts of generosity lead to joy.
Joy leads to peace,
Peace leads to insight,
Insight leads to Liberation.
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!