Taking Care of Big Indian
Many hundreds come from near and far every year to Big Indian, NY, Rudi’s upstate meditation center in the 70s. The land is vital, juicy, and in a period of enormous growth and rebirth as Rudi had wished. Folks come for many reasons — to pay their respects at the Rudi shrine near the pond, to help with the ongoing restoration of the Stupa of Intrinsic Transformation, to attend numerous meditation retreats of all flavors, or to spend a blissful several hours or days in quiet meditation in one of the most beautiful sanctuaries of upstate New York.
For a decade unpaid volunteers have contributed blood, sweat, tears, and pocket money to caretake the acres of land in Big Indian for all those who come to visit from May through November. But taking care of Big Indian on a non-existent budget out of the pockets of a few is not sustainable. Two residential push mowers bit the dust in the fall of 2017 after attempting to mow 2.5+ acres every week. Big Indian is now bereft of all working mowers or the resources to replace them. With rough and tumble Big Indian terrain, cheap equipment last only a year or two, and no longer makes sense. Proper lawn equipment is now necessary.
Fundraising Drive Now In Motion
to raise the capital necessary for the proper equipment needed for such a large piece a land: a riding lawn tractor, a hauler, a dozer blade, a secondary mower for hilly terrain, a storage shed, repair insurance, and a trailer.
There are three ways to participate: donate by PayPal, donate by check, or sponsor the purchase of specific pieces of equipment: