kathina list

May you have every good blessing.

With deep appreciation
... the items here are useful to our Sangha at Dhammadharini Vihara and Aranya Bodhi Hermitage.


  • digestive enzymes
  • calcium 1200 mg 
  • vegetarian vitamin B12 1000 mcg
  • vitamin D 1000 units
  • plant phytosterols 100 mg
  • baby aspirin 81 mg
  • magnesium 250 mg
  • Marmite 
  • multivitamin for senior women
  • Emergen-C (regular)
  • Emergen-C IMMUNE +
  • Alka-Seltzer Gold
  • Samahan
  • Floridix Iron and Herbs 

Household and cleaning supplies

  • toilet paper 
  • facial tissues 
  • white kitchen trash bags size tall and size medium
  • 8 cfl floodlights (example: here)
  • bright night lights (example: here)
  • OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Free (unscented powdered laundry booster) 
  • Bon Ami or oxygen bleach cleaning powder
  • large foldaway/collapsable clothes drying racks (example: here or here
  • folding step stool (2-steps)
  • unscented Dr. Bronner's castille soap
  • unscented (Free and Clear) laundry detergent -- it is important that it be unscented, free and clear (example: here)

For the meditation hall

  • white tea lights 
  • white taper candles
  • bee’s wax or paraffin-free tea lights and candles

Special monastic requisites

  • cartridges for Mach 3 razors or Harry’s razors
  • travel size unscented pure soap, deodorant, shaving lotions, toothpaste, moisturizing lotion
  • 2 free-standing blanket & towel racks (for monastic robes) 
  • gift coupons for emergency travel needs, such as Jamba Juice or Starbucks


  • replacement black & color cartridges for Epson WF-3540 
  • replacement black & color cartridges for Epson WF-2540
  • electric desk lamp for reading
  • letter size copy paper


  • measuring spoons for the hermitage kitchen
  • quart size wide mouth canning jars (like this)
  • pint and half size wide mouth canning jars (like this)
  • half pint wide mouth canning jars (like this)
  • extra lids for wide mouth canning jars (like this)
  • 4 ounce size canning jars (like this)
  • 1/2 gallon size canning jars (like this)
  • extra lids for regular mouth canning jars (like this)

Hermitage Kutis

  • 10 loud emergency whistles, from camping supply store (example here)
  • 5 compressed air signal horns (example here
  • 3 small hatchets
  • 2 yoga mats

Repairs & Maintenance

  • gift coupons for independent hardware stores, such as True Value or Ace Hardware
  • 18" gas chainsaw such as Husqvarna 450 (example here)

Larger Furnishings

  • tall folding shoji screens
  • 4 trifold mats for sleeping (example here)
  • 1 small book case