Support for the Monastery

“The Buddhist teachings have been preserved through the continuous sacrifice and renunciation of the Sangha and the kind generosity of the laity. When we have faith and the intention to give, we experience a moment of letting go. Sharing what one has brings happiness to the giver and benefit to the receiver. The generosity we practice provides us with a lifetime of good memories, counters our deeper habits of greed and selfishness, develops friendship in the community and makes the mind more peaceful and radiant.”

Luang Por Kalyano

During the past 2,500 years, support for the Buddhist monastic life has been provided entirely by lay supporters through daily acts of generosity. The monastic discipline laid down by the Buddha doesn’t allow monks and nuns to handle money and they can only eat or drink that which is offered to them. Through the help of generous lay people, the monks and nuns in this tradition are able to continue their lives as monastics and spiritual seekers. The monastic community provides an important function for the lay community by caring for their spiritual needs and by providing moral and spiritual teachings and examples.

In this spirit, support in the form of work, money, foodstuffs, building materials or other help is both appreciated and needed. Your generosity helps the monastic community to survive and flourish, and brings you long-term benefit and happiness. The Victoria Sangha Association (VSA) is a nonprofit organisation, registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission, who act as steward of the monastery. The VSA manages all the financial donations on behalf of the resident monastics and for the development of the monastery. All donations go solely towards the monks’ requisites and the building of the monastery.

Operating Fund

Donations to the Operating Fund are used to cover the day-to-day costs of running the monastery. This includes the travel and medical expenses for the resident monastic community, as well as expenses for electricity, gas, heating, administration and maintenance.
These donations are non tax-deductable

How to Donate by Bank Transfer

Name: Victoria Sangha Association – Operating Fund
Bank: National Australia Bank
Branch: 726 Mountain Highway, Bayswater, 3153
BSB No: 083 125
Account No: 797923696
Swift Code: NATAAU3303M

Building Fund

The Building Fund is used to for the building costs of all monastery buildings and infrastructure. These include the Meditation Hall, Dining Hall, kutis (huts for the monks), kitchen, toilets and accommodation for men and women practitioners.
These donations are tax-deductable

How to Donate by Bank Transfer

Name: Victoria Sangha Association – School Building Fund
Bank: National Australia Bank
Branch: 726 Mountain Highway, Bayswater, 3153
BSB No: 083 125
Account No: 797231059
Swift Code: NATAAU3303M

We appreciate and rejoice in your generosity

We welcome any donations and support people can give to the monastery and the resident Sangha of monks, novices and anagarikas. May this generosity by a cause for your continuing happiness, good health, prosperity and ultimate liberation.

All donations to the Building Fund are tax deductible for Australian tax-payers. If you would like a receipt for your donation, please send an email to the treasurer at bbmvsavic [at] gmail [dot] com and include your full name, email, donation amount and date of the donation so we can send you a receipt. Receipts are sent out annually.