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 Friday 22nd October 2014

Food items:

  • Potatoes
  • Soy Milk
  • Olive Oil
  • Margarine
  • Cheese

Miscellaneous items:


Volunteer wanted:

Santi Forest Monastery is looking for a handy(wo)man, who would be responsible for the repairs and upkeep of Monastery buildings. This person needs to be skilled in the use of tools and able to work largely unsupervised. Ideally this person would have his/her own car and be able to work at least 1 day per fortnight. Food and accommodation for the duration of stay will be provided by the Monastery. If you are interested in taking on this role, please email us at santioffice@gmail.com.

Not needed at present – we have plenty of the following

Food items we currently have plenty of:

  • Eggs
  • White Rice
  • Instant noodles
  • Stock powder
  • Salt
  • Bottled water (see below)
  • Pasta
  • Biscuits
  • Cooking oil
  • Jam
  • Nutella

Non-food items we currently have plenty of:

  • White clothing of all kinds
  • Calcium Supplements
  • Paracetamol
  • Hand cleaner and soap
  • Blank CDs, blank DVDs, CD & DVD covers (we do not distribute or use CDs or DVDs)
  • Printer paper
  • Towels
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Tissues
  • Serviettes (napkins)
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Skin Lotions
  • Toothbrushes
  • 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!

2 thoughts on “Dana

  1. Marco

    Dear Venerable’s
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