We have been the grateful recipients of many wonderful gifts. As we are renunciants and our needs are very basic, sometimes people ask for specific suggestions of things we would find useful. Here is our current list:
Funds for monthly expenses for electricity, phone, internet, etc.
A new or gently used car, or funds to support the purchase of a car. This is a high priority as our monastery vehicle is on its last legs and in need of expensive repairs.
If you wish to provide an item, send us an email and let us know:
Items that have already been offered:
Offered by Tara, for the peace and well-being of all living beings---Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!: Gillette Mach 3 razor blade refills and non-aerosol shaving cream for head-shaving, herbal teas, environmentally friendly bathroom cleaning products, and pretzels.
Offered by Donna McCarthy---Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!: Rice cooker with stainless steel inner pot and Kindfulness, by Ajahn Brahm
Offered in honor of the Hacienda Heights 7th Street study group members---Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!: A blood pressure monitor, five large plastic storage bins, and food.
Offered by an anonymous donor---Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu: Flameless LED light votive candles, Untangling Self: A Buddhist Investigation of Who We Really Are, by Andrew Olendski, Don't Worry, Be Grumpy: Inspiring Stories for Making the Most of Each Moment, by Ajahn Brahm, Meditation on Perception: Ten Healing Practices to Cultivate Mindfulness, by Bhante Gunaratana
Offered by an anonymous donor---Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu: Three stainless steel tea strainers; A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook for Caring for Your Buddhist Community, Nathan Jishin Michon and Daniel Clarkson Fisher, eds., Sumeru Press Inc. (November 5, 2016); tall 13-gallon kitchen trash bags; large 30-gallon yard waste bags; one large storage bin.
Offered by Norm and Toon Greenup---Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!: Materials and labor for new foundation for one of the older kutis.