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“Quiet and peaceful”

Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Ranked #11 of 158 things to do in Sedona
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Owner description: Sedona, Arizona, about halfway between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon, is a must-visit place for spiritual seekers the world over. Since 2004, such visitors have been flocking to Sedona’s Amitabha Stupa. (Some call it Sedona’s newest vortex.) Sitting majestically among the pinion and juniper pines, and surrounded by a landscape of stunning crimson spires, it is a jewel to behold. Visit Sedona’s Amitabha StupaOn any given day, dozens of visitors trek up the short winding trails to the 36 foot Amitabha Stupa and the smaller Tara Stupa for prayer, meditation, healing, and the experience of peace in a sacred place. The Amitabha Stupa is open every day from dawn until dusk and your visit is free of charge. (Of course, donations to support the stupa are gratefully accepted.)
Somis
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Quiet and peaceful”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Easy access and not far from town. Beautiful Buddha and stupa and a smaller stupa as well. Small area with explanation of the site. Lovely path from the parking. If you need a little quiet time, this is the place to find it.

Visited December 2012
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Olin R, Stupa Caretaker at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Thank you for visiting the Amitabha Stupa. We hope you can come back soon!
-The Amitabha Stupa Caretakers
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Vancouver, BC
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A simple, peaceful place to visit”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is not far at all from the main part of Sedona. It is a simple stupa in a very peaceful setting. Don't expect much in terms of touristy offerings, signs, gifts shops, etc. It is lovely to read a little about the stupa, walk around it as suggested, and meditate or just sit quietly if you'd like. The Amitabha statue is smaller than I expected but lovely nonetheless.

Visited November 2012
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Olin R, Manager at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words. What you experienced at the Amitabha Stupa is exactly what we intended - a place of spiritual refuge for the local and traveling community, so that makes us very happy! Please tell your friends about it and do come back!
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Boston, MA
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“a peaceful and scenic getaway”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

A nice peaceful stop several minutes away in West Sedona. Whether you walk around, or do some meditation, this outdoor oasis of peace stands in huge contrast to the bustle and materialism of Sedona's main tourist streets. For Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

Visited October 2012
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Olin R, Manager at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
We are very pleased you found and enjoyed the Amitabha Stupa. I hope you have the opportunity to visit again soon.
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Tustin, California
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best kept secret in Sedona”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

We came across this from the motel we stayed in West Sedona. We went during sunset and it was just beautiful. The moment you climb up to the Stupa you just feel at peace. The guided posts explained everything about the Stupa. I hope they continue to build upon the area. It is truly a harmonious place with a great view!

Visited September 2012
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Olin R, Caretaker at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Thank you for visiting the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park and for leaving such a nice review. We don't have any immediate plans for building anything more on the stupa land, just for improving what is already there. We would like to improve the road, beautify the entrance, and make the stupa more accessible for people with disabilities. We are mostly focused on paying down the mortgage, but we will make improvements like these as we can.
Sincerely,
The Stupa Caretakers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Sacred Visit”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Sedona is known for its spirituality, but for me there was nothing quite like a morning hike to the the Amitabha Stupa. This Buddhist monument, which represents the path to enlightenment itself, sits on a beautiful piece of property, nestled under Thunder Mountain. Loved the sound of the prayer flags snapping in the wind. All are welcome to visit during daytime hours. Dogs too if they are on a leash. The trails are a bit steep and if it is muddy, you should be prepared with proper footwear. I pray that I can return there again and again. Hope all who read this find peace there too.

Visited February 2012
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