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Vihara Useful Things

Updated: July  2016
Below is a list of things that are currently most useful for our vihara. Welcome to phone the Vihara (707-583-9522) or email ( to let us know you're planning on bringing something so we can mark it "pledged" on this list. 
 Our Aranya Bodhi Hermitage's Useful Things List can be found here

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" ==> means most urgently needed

==> beeswax  (not paraffin) taper and tealight candles

special monastic requisites
==> natural eco-friendly shaving cream - several bottles (example, example)
==> several natural unscented deodorants (example, example, example)
--> Mach III razor cartridges (refill cartridges) always useful (example
-or- Harry's bargain razor refill online plan (example, order "one day per week or less" "blades only")

cleaning & household products 
--> Bon Ami cleaning powder or liquid 
--> filters refill for air purifier (example, note: both filters parts are needed)

--> Samahan Herbal Powder Sachets (example)
--> Umka cold care (examples)
--> Marmite
--> Phytonutrient Complex (example

We Do Not Need (we already have enough of):

-  bottled water
-  bandaids
-  first aid kits
-  white rice
-  pasta and noodles
-  Craisins
-  ibuprofen & Tylenol
-  paper towels
-  winter hats, scarves & gloves
-  body soap
-  laundry detergent

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