Useful Things

May you have every good blessing.                                        Updated June 1, 2018

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

Supplies & furnishings for new monastery and for hermitage

  • room dividers (@monastery) (contact monastery for type needed)
  • gift certificates for True Value Hardware or Ace Hardware (sold here for True Value and here for Ace Hardware). These locally-owned stores in our area carry many useful supplies for maintenance, repairs and renovations.

Furnishings through IKEA gift registry

Thank you & anumodana!  Several donors joined in to order the parts to assemble two storage cabinets for the Monastery, and basic mattresses for the accessible guest kuti at the Hermitage & lay steward's room at Monastery.   

For meditation spaces

  • beeswax taper candles or tealight candles
  • white, unscented taper candles (we have enough tealight candles)

For transportation

  • Clippertm cards
  • 16 ride punch passes for Mendocino Transit - $17 each - these can be purchased at:

For the office

  • Box of 100 file folders like this
  • Black and Color ink cartridges for Epson WF 2540 (like this)

Medicines, safety & personal monastic requisites:

  • activated charcoal filters for Mega Home distiller (example)
  • quick-dry cotton hand towels (monastic color, not large bath towels, example)
  • tick removers (example, example)
  • Bonine motion sick pills (example)

Cleaning, sewing & household care:

  • Rit color remover (2 oz. or 1 lb.)
  • gallons of distilled white vinegar
  • replacement battery for Shark light weight sweeper Euro-Pro X1725QN. (order online here)

Tools & supplies to maintain our buildings:

  • replacement blade for Stanley Surform pocket planer, Part # 21-398 (example)
  • Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty, 1 lb. (example)
  • five gallons of wood deck stain in the TWP 1500 series / color 1502 Redwood.  Can be picked up locally from Kelly Moore Paints
  • Shur-line 3.5 in x 9 in tear resistant stain pad.  This product matches the line of supplies we are using on our decks. (example)


  • 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
  • ground coffee
  • Herbal teas such as peppermint, chai spice or liquorice

Food Items: 

  • rice cakes (plain brown rice or wild rice)
  • millet
  • quinoa
  • peanut butter with just salt and peanuts
  • 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 ....)

*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