Monday, November 17, 2014

Amitabha Stupa

The Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park is located in northwestern Sedona.  It may be reached from state highway 89A by driving north on Andante Drive (one of several nearby streets named for musical terms) and then turning left onto Pueblo Drive.  The park includes a parking lot and driveway, both unpaved.  Like the surrounding rocks, the dirt (or more precisely, dust) that you drive on is reddish.  Along with the namesake stupa, the park also includes the smaller White Tara Stupa, which is about six feet tall, and shown here with the Amitabha Stupa in the background.  You can also see papers with prayers written on them and strung onto lines.

The back of the White Tara Stupa, and some nearby houses:

The Amitabha Stupa is 36 feet tall, with four flag lines connecting to its apex.  One of them appears to be just about right above me.  In the background is a formation that I believe is called Chimney Rock.

Here's a close-up of Chimney Rock.

The back of the Amitabha Stupa and a small seating pavilion:

Near the Amitabha Stupa is a wooden statue of the Buddha.

Near the pavilion is this prayer wheel.

Read more about the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park at Kunzang Palyul Choling and Wandering Educators.

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