If you wish to bring a meal, please see: Dana – Offering meals at Santi
Needed at present
Below are items that would be useful to the monastery at the moment. This page is updated regularly.
Updated on 2.12.2013
- Pasta Sauces
- Vanilla essence
- ‘Greywater Safe’ Laundry Detergent
- Toothpaste for sensitive teeth
- P2 Dusk Masks
Not needed at present – we have plenty of the following
Food items we currently have plenty of
- White Rice
- Self-Raising Flour
- Cooking & Salad Oils
- Instant noodles
- Stock powder
- Soy sauces and condiments
- Black tea
- Bottled water (see below)
- Dried Coconut
Non-food items we currently have plenty of
- White clothing of all kinds
- Calcium Supplements
- Hand cleaner and soap
- Blank CDs, blank DVDs, CD & DVD covers (we do not distribute or use CDs or DVDs)
- Printer paper
- Chemical detergents (see below).
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!