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:


  • A GPS device for our car. Can be new or used. Something like this.
  • Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience,  Meditation, and Philosophy, by Evan Thompson, available here, or at your local bookstore.
  • The Making of Buddhist Modernism, by David McMahan, available here, or at your local bookstore. 
  • Travel funds or vouchers for monastics to attend retreats and monastic gatherings
  • Throat Coat tea
  • Herbal teas
  • Funds for food
  • 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:

  • which item you are providing
  • your name
  • where you live
  • when you will be providing the item
  • what name you wish us to use when acknowledging the donation on this page. (You can be anonymous if you like.)
  • If you have a special dedication of merit that you would like us to make, please tell us in the email.


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.

  • Offered by an anonymous donor---Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!: Stainless steel pans and a digital thermometer for making yogurt.
  • Offered by SuttaCentral.net---Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!: A new computer, external hard drive, and monitor for the monastery's office.
  • Offered by an anonymous donor in honor of her mother---Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!: Mach 3 cartridges for head shaving, dental floss, and bergamot capsules.
  • Offered by two anonymous donors---Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!: New flooring for one of the older kutis.
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