Dana list

Many lay supporters ask what the monastery’s specific needs are, so they can offer requisites to the Amaravati community. The list below indicates the items needed by the community and is updated regularly . Should you wish to check on what items are most needed at any particular time, you can also contact Amaravati by email, using the form on the contact page

Notice: lockdown

Information for supporters wanting to offer dana during the lockdown period:

  • During this time, it is more helpful to bring groceries and pre-packaged goods rather than cooked food.
  • There is a table for deliveries and dana by the back gate. You are welcome to leave your offerings there, together with any dedications to be read out at the meal blessing.
  • The back gate is usually opened at 6.30 am and locked around 5 pm.

Thank you for your kind support.

Amaravati Sangha

Dana List for 25th November 2020


  • Fresh fruit
  • Fresh vegetables (we have potatoes, cabbage, carrots and pumpkin)
  • Soy milk
  • Sugar
  • Dry lentils/dry chickpeas
  • Nuts
  • Yogurt
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Oyster sauce/hot sauce



We currently have plenty of


  • Black tea
  • Pasta
  • White rice
  • Bottled water


  • Hand soap
  • Cream cleaner
  • Toilet/bathroom cleaner
  • Antibacterial/multi purpose cleaner
  • Shaving gel
  • Bleach
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Toothpaste


  • Paracetamol/Panadol

Please note that in an effort to support environmental concerns we would like to ask monastery supporters not to bring bottled water.

Amaravati Retreat Centre
Please see the support section of the Retreat Centre.