Generosity of Spirit, Dana, is a foundation of Buddhist practice. Since the time of the Buddha a relationship of mutual respect, trust, and support has been cultivated between monks and laity. Buddhist monks don’t charge for what they offer and depend on donations to support their practice.

Your kind donations in whatever form they come are deeply appreciated.

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It is traditional to offer monks food; in the time of the Buddha, and for some Buddhist monks today, monks only eat if the laity offer food. This offering creates merit and blessings for the one who offers and for all beings.

At the current time Still Flowing Water Hermitage could make good use of:

  • Any produce is always welcome
  • Quinoa
  • Grits (the southern white kind, not polenta grits)
  • 5, 7, or 10-grain hot cereal
  • Toilet paper
  • Roasted red pepper hummus
  • Bulgur
  • Cooked food is always welcome
  • Oxi Clean stain remover – a powdered product in the laundry section
  • Toilet bowl cleaner

I would also be grateful for (these items may be used; in some ways that is preferable):

  • Long-handled car window scraper (for ice and snow)
  • Snow shovel
  • Meditation wedge (as we use for sitting on a chair)
  • Greeting cards with Buddhist images on them — blank inside

Your kind donations in whatever form they come are deeply appreciated.