Donations

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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To donate by check, contact me via the contact link on this website and I will send you my mailing address. You can also donate through Venmo to @RevVivianG.

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
  • Potatoes
  • Black tea bags
  • Fresh ginger
  • Whole wheat pasta shapes
  • Whole milk plain yogurt
  • Uncle Sam Toasted Whole Wheat Berry Flakes and Flaxseed Cereal (a cold cereal)
  • Other low sugar cold cereal
  • Vinaigrette salad dressing
  • Ground flax seed
  • Bulgur
  • Tofu
  • Wheat germ
  • Paper napkins
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry detergent — free and clear (that is, no perfumes, scent-free)
  • Toilet paper
  • Distilled water

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

  • Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (Wisdom Publications, 2001). This is an excellent book on the Noble Eightfold Path which I would recommend to anyone and which would be a good addition to our library.
  • Votive candles for altar (approximately 2″ high by 1-1/2″ in diameter)
  • Work gloves (small to medium women’s size)
  • Ironing board cover
  • A 10′ x 12′ (approximately) tarp

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