Useful Things

May you have every good blessing.                                        Updated 3 December 2017

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

Supplies & furnishings for new monastery and for hermitage

  • cork flooring for residential wing room, 350 square feet of flooring (@monastery) (example)
  • room dividers (@monastery) (contact monastery for type needed)
  • butcherblock counter for kitchen, 1.5" x 25" x 8' (example) (pledged--thank you!)
  • 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.
  • squatty potties (3 needed) (example)
  • bidet toilet attachment (1 needed) (example)

For meditation space and teaching

  • beeswax taper and beeswax tealight candles
  • white, unscented taper candles

For transportation

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

Medicines, safety & personal monastic requisites:

  • cold care teas - ex: Throat Coat, Gyspy Cold Care or other cold care tea
  • cold and flu care medicines - ex: cough expectorant
  • cold remedies - ex: Samahan
  • four loud signal horns for fire alarm (example(pledged--thank you!)
  • quick-dry cotton hand towels (monastic color, not large bath towels, example)
  • tick removers (example, example)

Cleaning, sewing & household care:

  • Gojo unscented foaming hand soap refill (example)
  • Singer rolled hem foot (example(offered--thank you!)
  • Singer edge joining/stitch-in-the-ditch foot (example, example)
  • N95 respirator masks

Tools & supplies to maintain our buildings:

  • 5/8 inch garden hose washers (example)
  • two durable hose nozzles (example) (offered--thank you!)
  • 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 nut milk
  • protein powder
  • ground coffee

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