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 Thursday, 26th February 2015.

Food items:

  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Fruit (we have plenty of nectarines)
  • Juice
  • Eggs
  • Coffee
  • Milo

Other items:

  • Toner cartridge for Dell B1163w laserprinter
  • Cheap single-size foam mattress
  • Dishwashing sponges

Not needed at present – we have plenty of the following:

Food items we currently have plenty of:

  • White rice
  • Bottled water (see below)
  • Black and Green Tea
  • Margarine
  • Sugar
  • White flour
  • Pasta and rice noodles
  • Crackers
  • Milk and soy milk
  • Dried Mushrooms

Non-food items we currently have plenty of:

  • White clothing of all kinds
  • Blank CDs, blank DVDs, CD & DVD covers (we do not distribute or use CDs or DVDs)
  • Towels
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Serviettes (napkins)
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Paper tissues
  • 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, we do not use any of the money donated to the monastery on food .

Acts of generosity lead to joy.
Joy leads to peace,
Peace leads to insight,
Insight leads to Liberation.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!