The monastics' ethic is to gratefully accept whatever is offered, other than what is unusable or harmful.
Out of consideration for the wellbeing and welfare of our human society and planetary environment, as well as for your own personal practice of ethics and wisdom, we would like to suggest the following at either our Aranya Bodhi Hermitage, our Dhammadharini Monastery in Penngrove, or the Peace Pagoda in Fremont.
Some of these matters are essential at our hermitage as it is a rustic off-the-grid pristine natural habitat.
At our hermitage it is essential that you offer
environmentally-, eco-friendly products, particulary biodegradable eco-friendly cleaning supplies.
Please also consider unbleached, recycled toilet paper and paper towels,
no plastic water bottles,
and products with less plastic packaging
Note: there is no trash service at Aranya Bodhi Hermitage.
Please be aware that all garbage and recycling that comes in to the hermitage will also need to be carried out.
To support the good kammas of encouraging sustainable systems as well as promoting good health,
please consider providing unprocessed whole foods
as well as vegetarian and organically-grown food products.
Thank you for your care of our monastic community, our human society and all living beings!
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