Offering Items

Donation for kitchen needs

When lunch offering is unavailable, the monastery live-in guest/s and helper/s will be cooking for the monastics and residents.

If you wish to offer items for NBM when you are coming to offer lunch, kindly ring the monastery on +61 (3) 5424 1812 or email dana[at]nbm.org.au to find out what is urgently needed.

Donating items for monastery maintenance

Bunnings gift cards are always appreciated as these contribute towards maintenance and repairs.

Donating towards utility bills

If you would like to make a monetary donation, we encourage you to consider a contribution towards the monthly utility bills of NBM.
To do this, select the “general fund” on the scroll down options under “one-off donation” https://nbm.org.au/donate/money/ .

We DO NOT currently need (items currently over-stocked).
  • pain killers
  • bath-towels
  • toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • pain relief and antiseptic cream

Items Needed

We do understand the difficulty of purchasing certain items during the COVID-19 pandemic period, but we will deeply appreciate if you are able to offer any of the following items if you have excess:

  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Long life juices
  • Mixed nuts (with no peanuts due to allergy)

Sadhu anumodami!

Donating Cleaning Products

We have observed that the use of certain cleaning products have triggered asthma and respiratory sensitivity in a few of our residents.

The following items have been identified as asthma triggers:

  • Aerosol air fresheners
  • Scented surface spray such as Ajax multipurpose spray
  • Glen 20

Offering low irritant products (such as the “environmentally friendly” products available at supermarkets such as Woolworths and Coles) will help to preserve the health of our community. Examples of low irritant products include Earthchoice, Planet Ark Orange Power range, OzKleen Shower Power (plant-based product), Bosisto’s eucalyptus oil cleaning products, and equivalent (or cheaper) brands.

Sadhu anumodami for your generosity and support.

The residents of NBM wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation for the generosity and loving-kindness of everyone who has our well-being at heart.