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You give what is appropriate to the occasion and to your means, when and wherever your heart feels inspired. For the monastics, this means that you teach, out of compassion, what should be taught, regardless of whether it will sell. For the laity, this means that you give what you have to spare and feel inclined to share.


There is no price for the teachings, nor even a "suggested donation." Anyone who regards the act of teaching or the act of giving requisites as a repayment for a particular favor is ridiculed as mercenary. Instead, you give because giving is good for the heart and because the survival of the Dhamma as a living principle depends on daily acts of generosity.


The Hermitage is completely reliant on the selfless generosity of the lay community – be that the simple offering of food or essentials to the monastics, the offering of personal skills and expertise to the maintenance and development of the Hermitage or the offering of funds.

One-off Donations

One-off donations are welcome and greatly appreciated, ensuring the sound operation of the Hermitage. This can be made below.



Sangha Travel Fund

To help sponsor travel for inviting monks to visit the hermitage, and for resident Sangha travel needs.

Account Name: Vimokkharam Forest Hermitage, Inc.
Bank Name : Bendigo Bank
BSB : 633 000
Account No : 159847433
Address : 1656 Burwood Highway, Belgrave, Victoria 3160
Swift Code : BENDAU3B
Email Contact :

General Operating Fund

To help with the upkeep of the hermitage and the general welfare of the Sangha.

For an EFT donation or bank transfer:

Vimokkharam Forest Hermitage, Inc.
Reg No: A0035989U   ABN: 73051793658

BSB:  633 000
Account No:  157693300


Cheques can be made out to Vimokkharam Sangha Travel Fund or Vimokkharam Operating Account, and posted to:

The Treasurer, Vimokkharam Forest Hermitage, PO Box 152, Kallista, VIC 3791.

Tax receipts are not available for donations to the Operating and Sangha Travel Accounts.

May the blessings arising from your good actions in supporting the Hermitage lead to good health, happiness and growth in Buddha-Dhamma.

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