Useful Things

May you have every good blessing.                                        Updated October 14, 2018

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

New Anagarikas Wish List 

  • boxes of OxyClean
  • Mach3 razor posts and cartridges (example)
  • Mach3 refill cartridges (example)
  • fragrance-free shaving cream (example)
  • "Isabella" lounge chair [link]- this chair is shorter than most, good for three anagarikas under 5'4" in height to use in sitting meditation. 
  • any useful things for the monastic community below dedicated in the new anagarika's/s' name's 

Supplies & furnishings for new monastery and for hermitage

  • 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.
  • 12 bookends for the Dhamma reference library
  • A few reams of standard copy paper

For meditation spaces

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

For transportation

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

Medicines, safety & personal monastic requisites:

  • activated charcoal filters for Mega Home distiller (example)

Cleaning, sewing & household care:

  • Rit color remover (2 oz. or 1 lb.)
  • several gallons of distilled white vinegar
  • replacement battery for Shark light weight sweeper Euro-Pro X1725QN. (order online here)
  • No-clog toilet paper (one or two ply) 
  • facial tissues such as Kleenex or other Puffs

Tools & supplies to maintain our buildings:

  • replacement blade for Stanley Surform pocket planer, Part # 21-398 (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
  • Korean Ginsing tea or instant tea (example)
  • 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 peanuts and salt
  • 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