Put it on your Roadtrip Map: The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, at Shambhala Mountain Center.

Via on Jan 16, 2009

I worked as PR/marketing boy & helped out my mentor, Jeff Waltcher, at Shambhala Mountain Center for 4 years—the job that planted me back out here in Colorado after 11 years on the East Coast…it’s a beautiful, high, dry, big sky land…it’s magical, romantic, healthy and homey. A two-hour drive from DIA or Boulder, The Great Stupa—the largest traditional Tibetan architecture in the West—rises up like a holy rocket out of the cowboy n’Indian hills and valleys of Shambhala Mountain, a USA Today Top 10 Retreat Center.

Here’s a writeup by a lady who went recently…describes your average extraordinary experience…excerpt:

Standing 108 feet tall, it is a global destination, attracting thousands of visitors a year.

Construction began in 1988 and the Stupa was finally consecrated in August 2001.  After 14 years of construction, the Stupa was formally opened to the public in August of 2001.

The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya is open to visitors daily from 9:00am to 6:00pm. You can visit the Stupa at any time without prior registration, although it is a good idea to call in advance (970-881-2184, ext. 454) to see if the Stupa is closed for a special event. Guided tours are also available.

After we parked the car, we had a beautiful easy hike through golden aspen and sweet pine to get to the Stupa. Our tour guide explained the symbolism behind the different colored doors, located on each side of the building, and many other interesting facts about the Stupa.  The intricate detail, all hand painted inside and outside is incredible. It is a very peaceful and beautiful place.  If you are ever visiting the Red Feather Lakes area, I would definitely recommend a visit to The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya…click here for more.

For more info on visiting, click here.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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