monastery - Money to monasteries

Is it right for a monastery or a temple to take money donations, having donation boxes and selling a lot of different things to worship or get luck from?Or shouldn't a monastery use money just like the monks?I feel if I want to give to a monastery is better to give food to the monks, give the things they need not the money so they can get it themself....Read more

Monastery or Temple in California

Hope you all doing excellent!Would like to know if there's any monastery or Theravada temple in San Francisco, OC or LA?I know there's one in Redwood Valley, but it's a lil too far off.Pls share, if you happen to know any nearby.Thanks....Read more