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List of Food and Products 

The life of a Buddhist nuns living according to the 311 monastic rules depends on us, on the support of the laity.  Besides food, other goods and supplies are needed for the Venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi and the running of the ārāma Karuṇā Sevena. We have selected for you a list of basic foods and products according to a healthy diet.  


You will hand over the dāna (gifts) to the Venerable in a bowl, or prepare the dāna in paper bags if it is larger. Choose from the following options that can be purchased, personally brought or sent. It is not necessary to purchase everything.


  • Baked goods: rye bread or rolls, fitness slices

  • Dairy drinks, sour products: semi-skimmed milk, white yoghurt up to 3-4% fat, non-fat or low-fat cottage cheese, cooking cream up to 12%, sour cream light, coconut milk

  • Cheeses: hard cheeses up to 30 %, cottage cheese, mozzarella light (30 %), ricotta, parmesan, grana padano 30 %, low-fat cottage cheese, sliced cheese - 30 %, grating hard cheese - 30 %, Hermelin Figura, camembert Linea

  • Spreads: Palouček or Lučina Linea, Gervais, soya or bean spread, tofu spread, butter

  • Vegetables: radishes, kohlrabi, cucumber, carrots, field greens, arugula, watermelon, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, baby spinach, frozen vegetables, zucchini, peas, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, hokkaido squash, kale, turmeric, ginger

  • Fruits: apples, pears, avocados, mangoes, peaches, strawberries, grapes, raspberries, blueberries, bananas, plums, lemons, tangerines, oranges, nectarines, grapefruit, pomelo, kaki

  • Vegetarian semi-finished products: products from Veggie, Garden Gourmet 

  • Drinks: coffee - beans, medium roast, with minimal acidity; tea - black, herbal; water - Magnesium, Gemerka, Vincentka / slightly sparkling or still

  • Sweets: organic marmalade, honey, chicory syrup, agave syrup

  • Carbohydrates (side dishes): spaghetti, rice, couscous, quinoa, potatoes, finely ground oatmeal, chickpeas, lentils, beans, peas 

  • Ingredients and herbs: curry spices, turmeric, Himalayan salt, herb salt, marjoram, basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme

  • Oil: rapeseed oil, olive oil, nuts, seeds

Medicines, Drugstores and Equipments for the ārāma Karuṇā Sevena
  • Natural medicines: vitamin D, E, B12, B6, Magnesium, Calcium

  • Household products: ecological products from Ecover, Sanytol, Mr. Proper, Anti Covid disinfectant, disposable gloves and drapes

  • Natural cosmetics: e.g. Kneipp, olive oil, aloe vera soap (please do not buy cheap chemical soaps, shower gels etc.)

  • Shaving gels and refills for shavers: Gilette Fusion or Mach 3

  • Buddha sticks (it is not a good idea to buy cheap sticks, especially those on a wooden stick, as they are irritating and can cause meditators to cough). Chinese or Japanese sticks, which are mixed and prepared without a wooden handle, are more suitable.

  • Printer refills: Canon i-SENSYS MF8080Cw (colours black, blue, yellow, red) + office paper, stationery.

  • Garden: donations can also be made for flowers, organic fertilizer and soil for flowers, bark or tools can be purchased by arrangement.

“For the one who gives merit is increased,

From restraint hatred is not accumulated.

The skilful one gives up what is bad,

Through the destruction of passion, hatred,

and delusion, he is emancipated.” - DN 16

We greatly appreciate your generosity. If you wish to make a financial gift to the honoree, we would greatly appreciate it. Please send your regular or one-time monthly donations (dāna) for Venerable Visuddhi to the following account: 6855804001/5500 or place in an envelope in the cash box in ārāma.

Please state the reason for the donation with the following note "For the Association Karuna Sevena."

Support of the venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi and activities of the Association Karuṇā Sevena:

Full name of the account holder: Spolek Karuna Sevena 

Bank account: 6855804001/5500; IBAN: CZ6755000000006855804001; SWIFT: RZBCCZPP 

Address of the recipient: Slezska 3; City: Prostejov, Zipcode: 79601; Country: Czech Republic  



The funds are used to cover the basic monastic needs of the venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi


such as robe, food, medicine and abode this also covers transportation, accommodation, air tickets, etc.) distribution of books,

the furnishing of the ārāma Karuṇā Sevena, insurance, utility bills, etc. Tax-deductible in the Czech Republic.


Please state the reason for the donation with the following note" For the Association Karuna Sevena."

Neither of the above is a public collection, and therefore we ask all donors to add their contact information to their gift, so that we can issue a donation agreement contract or a donation receipt. We thank all the donors.

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