Buddhist monastics live in material simplicity. Only four requisites were allowed by the Buddha: Robes, almsfood, shelter, and medicine. Of these, only food is something monastics need every day.
To support the Sangha, you can:
- Come to the monastery and provide a meal (see details below).
- Send a food parcel (see Dāna-List)
- Make a financial contribution towards food expenses. Details on the Samita website.
Tilorien residents practice compassion for all living beings and therefore follow a vegetarian diet.
We have a daily meal ceremony at the monastery at 11.00am. If you would like to come to the monastery and offer a meal, please book a day in our dana calendar at least two days in advance.
The schedule for the dana ceremony is as follows:
10-10.30h: arrival and setup of dishes
11.00h: meal ceremony and lunch together
11.30h: kitchen cleanup
12.00h: Have a chat with the monastics about dhamma and your practise (optional)