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“Sedona's quiet gem”

Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Ranked #12 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.)
Reviewed September 1, 2013

During my stay in Sedona I visited this park often, for contemplation and a place to be quiet.
The trail is easy to the Stupa area, the setting is magical. Well worth seeking out.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is a place that was so quiet: you can hear your inner self taking to "God". It is not a fancy place, yet it washes your soul.

The best part is not many people going there, so there is no typical tourist scenic.

It is definitely worth the trip there.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Sedona is a not too well known place, certainly not as well known as it would deserve to be. It is one of the most sublime and spiritually inspiring places in North America. It is known for its new age connections, and most of all for its vortexes, place of high energetic charge. This place, the Amitabha Stupa, is different, as it is based on the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, Amitabha being the Buddha of the Pure Land, where the faithful hopes to be reborn after this life. The location is very beautiful and peaceful, and the Stupa is relatively impressive in its size. A great place to rest, meditate and pray.

3  Thank sscoglio
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

You do not have to be a Buddhist to go to the Peace Park. Anyone can go and walk around and explore, and children are also welcome to do the same. Adults should be quiet and respectful if people are there praying, walking and meditating, but kids can be kids, as long as no one touches the stupas. Is it a vortex? Technically no, but there is only one energy there: Peace and the wish for peace for all beings. This energy is being eminated by the Amitabha Stupa. In the world today, sometimes it can be hard to even imagine peace, much less experience it in its pure form. To feel what peace feels like is why everyone should visit the Stupa. It is rare and precious, and you will receive blessings for making the visit. You are welcome to pray quietly here, regardless of your religion or belief system. Please give the prayer wheel a spin: they are meant to be kept in continuous motion, spinning out prayers for all. If you would like, walk in a circle around the Stupa in a clockwise direction at least 3 times, and more is fine. The statue behind the large Stupa is Tara, the Female Buddha. You may notice there is an additional smaller Stupa, and that is Tara's Stupa. Tara;s Stupa is radiating compassion for all suffering beings. Treat Tara's Stupa the same way. It is easy to get to the Peace Park. From 89A in West Sedona, turn right onto Andante Dr. Proceed up Andante Drive and turn left onto Pueblo Drive. The entrance to the Peace Park is on the right. It is open daily from sunrise to sunset. If the entrance is open, you can drive into the park on the smooth red dirt driveway up to the parking area. From here, walk uphill to the Stupa. If the gate is closed (chain across driveway), you can park on the street and walk to the Stupa, which is a longer uphill walk. You need never feel pressure to make a donation for your visit. Buddhists believe that all gifts should be freely given and freely received.

11  Thank KarenBKatie
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Olin R, Caretaker at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

Hello Karen
Your review of the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park has touched the hearts of the stupa caretakers, those of us who open and close the altar every day and otherwise take care of the land and the stupas. What you have described is EXACTLY what the stupa is all about and we couldn't have written it better ourselves. Many many blessings to you and thank you so much for your kind words.

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

We are very lucky to have a special place such as this in Sedona. Much time and effort went into constructing this Stupa and it is well worth your visit. Definitely bring your camera, spend some time there and leave a small donation.

4  Thank Attavanti M
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Olin R, Caretaker at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Thank you Attavanti for your kind words. More and more people are coming to the Amitabha Stupa every month and the donations they leave are what allows us to keep the stupa open and free to the public. I hope you can visit again soon.

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