Useful Things

May you have every good blessing.                                        Updated September 19, 2018

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

New Anagarikas Wish List 

*welcome to write in your pledge on the live list here or tel/text or email monastery (contact info at bottom of page)

  • white long-sleeve cotton t-shirts or sweatshirts size M (example, example)
  • Med-heavy weight WHITE cotton for lower robes Offered, Thank you!
  • boxes of OxyClean
  • monastic utensil sets (example, example)
  • 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 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.
  • 12 bookends for the Dhamma reference library

For meditation spaces

  • beeswax taper candles or beeswax 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:

Medicines, safety & personal monastic requisites:

  • activated charcoal filters for Mega Home distiller (example)

Cleaning, sewing & household care:

  • several corn brooms (example)
  • 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)

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)
  • 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
  • Korean Ginsing tea or instant tea (example)

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