Useful Things

May you have every good blessing.                                        Updated February 11, 2018

With deep appreciation ... the items here are useful to our sangha, both at Dhammadharini Monastery and  Aranya Bodhi Hermitage.

Supplies & furnishings for monastery and for hermitage

  • A high capacity top loading washer. This is to replace an older washer that's approaching its lifespan.* [example]
  • An "all-in-one" ink jet printer with low running cost  Offered - Thank you! 
  • Hepa filter air purifiers for small bedrooms at monastery, for relief from pollen, traffic fumes, agriculture pollution, and California wildfire smoke (examples, examples)  Offered - Thank you! 
  • gift certificates for Ace Hardware (sold here for Ace Hardware). These locally-owned stores in our area carry many useful supplies for maintenance, repairs and renovations.
  • 18’x30’ large event canopy (example).  
  • Outdoor folding chairs for large events (examples)  

Medicines, safety & personal monastic requisites:

Cleaning, sewing & household care:

  • Dark brown, Coco brown and Orange Rit dye

  • 2 lbs of "MX Nutmeg 5226 Pro Mix Reactive Dye" from Pro Chemical & Dye phone1-800-2BUY-DYE.

Tools & supplies to maintain our buildings:

  • good quality 4” paint brushes Offered - Thank you! 

  • four bales of straw for hermitage composting toilet Offered - Thank you! 
  • reed privacy fencing 6' tall x 60' to restore two structures at hermitage (example)

Monastic Allowables

  • cheese
  • pickled ginger
  • dark chocolate WITHOUT added nuts or fruits  [These are allowables:  dark chocolate, dark chocolate w/ salt, dark chocolate w/ ginger or mint]
  • unsweetened soy milk
  • unsweetened nut milk
  • protein powder
  • Korean Ginsing tea or instant tea (example)
  • Herbal teas such as peppermint, chai spice or liquorice

Food Items for Monastery Kitchen (maintained by lay friends of the monastic community): 

  • millet
  • gluten free tamari
  • olive oil
  • nut butters with just nuts and salt
  • nuts and seeds
  • tofu and tempeh
  • unsweetened soy milk and almond milk
  • powdered milk or Nido™
  • greens (ex: kale, collard greens, chard, dandelion greens, bok choy, spinach ....)
  • durable root vegetables (ex. potato, turnip, carrot)

*Before donating larger items, please email us to discuss the specifications.

To contact Dhammadharini: 
Email:, phone: 707-583-9522 or 9523
Shipping Address:  Dhammadharini, 6791 Sturtevant Drive, Penngrove, CA 94951