Friends of Aruna Ratanagiri Buddhist Monastery often inquire regarding what is needed. Please find below a list of what would help, along with things you might like to know. The list is updated weekly but do feel free to telephone if you would like more detail. If you would like to mark a special anniversary then you could do so by coming to the monastery and offering a particular meal. As an alternative, it is possible to make a specific donation to cover the mid-day meal. Lay supporters have kindly agreed to use the donated funds to buy food before preparing the meal for the community. Please be aware that this service can only be provided on days when one of our local supporters is available, so there might not be anyone available to prepare and offer the meal for you; also you might not be able to determine the date for your meal offering. Alternatively, there are national supermarket chains who offer to deliver your food orders to the monastery. If you are interested, please contact us for more details. Anumodana.
Health & Safety Regulations
Please note that Health & Safety Regulations prohibit the monastery from re-using left-over food that you cooked at home and re-heated at the monastery. The rules of the Food Standards Agency state that food served at the monastery can only be re-heated once. If you prepare and cook food in the monastery it is fine to ask the kitchen manager if he can store and reheat leftovers on another day. If you have questions about this, please contact the kitchen manager at email@example.com
Please be aware that the monastery kitchen does not cook with products that include MonoSodium Glutamate (MSG/E621).
Helpful food items
- Fresh Vegetables
Helpful non-food items
- 2nd class stamps
- Baby-Bio (plant fertilizer)
- mouth wash
- soda crystals
Other substantial items and planned projects which could helpfully be sponsored
- Heating gas for kutis (ca £100 per kuti for Winter Retreat)
If you are interested in sponsoring a project, please contact the Monastery Secretary before contributing. Also, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like more details about any of the above.
Thank you but we have more than we can use of the following items
- White rice, Cereal, Bottled water, Tea, Coffee, Salt, Pepper, Potatoes, Fruit Juice, Biscuits, Vegetable oil, Soap, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Razors, Socks, Jumpers, Hats