Aloka Vihara Dana List

Dana List for Aloka Vihara

Pantry and Household Items


We are grateful for the generous responses of those who provide items on our dana list.

If you would like to offer midday meal dana, please click here for more info.


List updated: Sunday, July 19, 2021

There are currently 6 residents at Aloka Vihara.

Pantry Items: (In general, for health reasons, we use foods that are less processed.)

  • Cheese (humanely produced, if possible)
  • Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
  • Fresh fruits & vegetables
  • Tahini

Currently we have plenty of fresh bread, oatmeal, lentils, and garbanzo beans/chickpeas, sugar and honey, onions and potatos.

Household Items:

  • Finger cots (like this example)
  • Packing tape (clear)
  • Duck- or Gorilla tape (black or grey)
  • Natural potting soil

Physical Gift Cards:
Holiday Market ~ groceries *** This is the ideal way to offer food dana if you cannot visit the vihara.
Safeway ~ groceries
Costco ~ groceries & gas
Grocery Outlet ~ groceries
Ace Hardware ~ maintenance
Lowe’s ~ maintenance
Please send Gift Cards to: Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery, 2409 Tolowa Trail, Placerville, CA 95667.

E-Gift Cards:
Safeway ~ groceries
Lowe’s ~ maintenance
Please send E-Gift Cards to: Aloka Vihara Steward at <>.

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

Thank you for your generosity and support!