Food and Supplies

For the Kitchen:

As in the time of the Buddha, the monastery does not grow or buy food and therefore is completely dependent on daily alms and donations of food. Please call the monastery prior to donating food items to inquire about which specific things are currently needed.

The following food items are used on a weekly basis (For an updated list of things for the kitchen, please call the monastery or email us):

  • Fresh fruits & veggies
  • brown rice
  • eggs
  • soy milk
  • juice
  • herbal teas
  • coffee (instant or fresh)
  • butter
  • margarine
  • cheese
  • yoghurt

We have enough of the following food items:

  • biscuits
  • instant noodles
  • white rice
  • white sugar
  • vegetable oil


The monastic code requires the Sangha to be dependent upon the lay community for all their physical needs. Besides food, other goods and supplies are needed for the resident community and the running of the facilities. If you are planning to visit the monastery and would like to bring either food offerings or useful supplies, you can request a current list of needed items by contacting the monastery.

We currently have need of the following items:

  • Bunnings vouchers
  • Vinegar for cleaning
  • bin liners
  • glad wrap

We have enough of the following supplies:

  • Bottled water
  • incense
  • candles
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • paracetamol
  • facial tissues
  • toilet paper
  • disinfectant & cleaning products
  • bleach
  • washing up liquid
  • pens
  • clothes pegs