Hospitality Spaces and Shrines

Community Altars

There are several community altar spaces located in the ballroom foyer, within the partially enclosed canopy. Please do not touch anything on the altars without permission and interact with the spaces while holding a sense of respect and hospitality.

Community Deity and Spirit Shrine
You are welcome to add a representation of a deity or spirit you would like to honor.

Ancestor and Beloved Dead Altar
(with a special area for our departed friend Seb) You are welcome to add a photo or memento of a deceased person to the altar.

Altar to Extinct Species and Lost Places
You are welcome to spend time at this altar in honor and remembrance of species and places that have been lost to our world.


Join SHARANYA for ritual, hospitality, lecture, and more in the Sha’can Shakta Tantra tradition.

Saturday Open Hours 10:00am – 1:00pm and 4:00pm – 7:00pm
10am Awakening Maa – Darshan & Meditation
11:30am The Art of Puja – Simple Devotions to Please Maa Kali
4pm Festival of Lights – Singing Her Praises
5pm Guided Meditation & Devotions
6pm Open Community Time – All Welcome

Sunday Open Hours 9:00am – 10:30am
9am Awakening Maa – Darshan & Meditation
10am Festival of Lights – Singing Her Prasies

Check the information table for the room number.

SHARANYA is a unique 501(c)(3) religious organization and Devi Mandir (goddess temple) evolving Śākta Tantra from ancient roots to serve those who seek to know the Divine beyond the boundaries of geography and religious dogma. With an authentic lineage in embodied, goddess-centered tradition as birthed in northeastern India and contextualized for today, ours is a path of strengthening oneself to employ spiritual technologies in service to personal transformation and social justice.

Mni Wiconi

The Mni Wiconi Panel of activists open this space to continue the conversation about Mni Wiconi, activism as water protectors, and indigenous spirituality.

Open Hours
Saturday 1:00pm – 3:00pm

The Mni Wiconi panel of activists are a group of water protectors that stand with Standing Rock, oppose LNG, and are involved with the indigenous community.