Hi everyone. I’m interested in a very casual research project: Who are the monastics that go for alms—at least twice a week—in non-traditional Buddhist countries? (This would include Buddhist countries where alms-going isn’t the norm, like Japan)
Specifically, I’m looking to find out which monastics/mendicants depend on alms-going as their primary means of sustenance in places where it is not an established practice. If anyone knows of an entire monastery where this is the norm, that too would be helpful.
For clarification, by alms-going I mean that mendicants must leave their monastery/residence and receive food from lay people along their route.
So far we have…
- Akāliko Bhikkhu — Sydney, Australia
- Ayasma Jotiyo — Freiburg, Germany
- Bhante Subhuti — Kauai, Hawaii, USA
- Bhante Sujato — Sydney, Australia
- Dhammadharini Monastery — Sonoma County, California, USA
- Pacific Hermitage — White Salmon, Washington, USA
- Sanditthika Meditation Centre — Almeria, Spain
- Tahn Pamutto — New England, USA