For over 2600 years, the Buddhist monastic tradition has survived through the support of lay people. Having gone forth from the home life into homelessness, bhikkhus refrain from growing or cooking their own food and from handling money, and unless clearly invited, it is contrary to the lifestyle of an alms-mendicant to ask for anything directly. To this day, lay communities around the world continue to provide monastics with the basic requisites of food, clothing, lodgings, and medicine. Monks in turn are available to share their knowledge and insights – free of charge.
The Buddha emphasised generosity (dāna) as a virtue that produces peace and prosperity to the giver in this life and beyond. Financial and material support enables the monastic community to live in seclusion and share the Dhamma.
If you want to support the monastery, you can do so in the following ways: