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Annual Mariamma Celebration and Prosperity Puja

  • Big Indian Retreat Sanctuary 126 Lost Clove Road Big Indian, NY, 12410 United States (map)

This November 17th (Guru Rinpoche day) we will be having our closing-winter event at our Big Indian center with a sang and Mariamma puja for prosperity for all. We will perform a riwo sang chod purifying offering followed by Mariamma Ritrod Lomma Gyonma Tara offering ceremony. After this, the group will go into the woods to place several Kashyapa Buddha Relic stupas across the landscape of the Big Indian retreat sanctuary to bless the entire area.

There is a list of ingredients needed and people can either reply by email saying what you'll bring or if you wish to donate for the puja online please use the link below.

2 Fresh coconut with milk inside
Sweets and candies
Fruits and berries
Rock sugar
Tsok items of all kinds
The usual sang ingredients
Lots of fresh juniper or cedar greens needed!

The puja set up will start at 9:30 so please try to be on time to help set up. We should complete puja by 1:00 PM. Please bring some pot luck snacks for lunch.

Please dress warmly, and bring cushions to sit on and lap blankets.  Please email Sapana at if you plan on attending.

To donate towards the puja online please use this link.

Earlier Event: November 7
New Moon
Later Event: November 17
Guru Rinpoche Day