The monks can use: Granola, Feta cheese, Soy milk, Jam, Low Sodium Soy sauce, fresh fruit and vegies, canned beans – white and corn -, Salsa, vegetarian meat substitutes of any kind, potting soil and garden pots.
and help with house cleaning, shopping and gardening.
It is traditional to provide monks with food when visiting a temple and we gratefully received vinegar, mock duck, fresh fruit and veg, dog biscuits, dentastix, tooth paste, refried beans, garbanzo beans, tofu, butter, bread, Soy milk, canola oil, TP, dog food, instant coffee, sesame oil, fresh fruit and vegies, as well as laundry detergent.
On Sustaining the Temple: The Practice of Dana
The first sign of enlightenment is generosity, the giving and receiving of ourselves and whatever we have to share. Temples in Buddhism are the result of the coming together of monks and lay practitioners who contribute materially and spiritually to create and maintain a place of peace, open to all who are in need.
Pine Mountain Temple has thrived for many years in the mountains and we hope to continue now as a city temple with your support, be it spiritually in your meditation, or practically through your donations and help with cleaning and food offerings.
Donations can be made in cash, as a check or through PayPal on our website, and are tax deductible.
Long term support of the temple can also take the form of a legacy or bequest.
There is still a lot to do while we are settling into our new place; please contact the temple if you have extra time to help with any kind of work: cleaning, gardening, shopping or cooking for monks.