Aloka Vihara Dana List

Dana List for Aloka Vihara

Pantry and Household Items

We are grateful for the generous responses in considering to provide items on our dana list.

Out of concern and care for the resources of our beautiful planet, we ask that you do not order dana items for Aloka Vihara online. The packaging usually turns out to be excessive and wasteful, often using plastic or Styrofoam, which can take thousands of years to decay. In addition there is also the gasoline used for transport.

If you are coming to the vihara or one of our teaching venues and would like to make an offering for the nuns, please consider bringing any of the current items we need: (** indicates priority)

List last updated: Oct 13, 2019

  • Millet
  • Almonds
  • Prunes (dried)
  • Lentils (dried, all kinds)
  • Chia seeds
  • Soy milk (unsweetened)
  • Olive oil
  • Umka Cold Care
  • Nutritional yeast
  • White vinegar (regular) **
  • Toilet paper (recycled preferred)
  • Meal dana is very welcome … please click here for more info.

If you would like to know about building projects and furnishings currently needed, then please contact us at <info@alokavihara.org>.

Our 2019 Kathina Wishlist

If you cannot come to the vihara or one of our teaching venues in person, donating a Gift Card is a practical and supportive way to make an offering.

Physical Gift Cards:
Safeway ~ groceries
Costco ~ groceries & gas
Grocery Outlet ~ groceries
Ace Hardware ~ maintenance
Home Depot ~ maintenance
Please send your Gift Card to: Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery, 2409 Tolowa Trail, Placerville, CA 95667; phone: 530 647 8262.

E-Gift Cards:
Safeway ~ groceries
Home Depot ~ maintenance
Please send you E-Gift Card to: Aloka Vihara Steward at <info@alokavihara.org>.

Thank you for your generosity and support!

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