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“Peacful”

Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Ranked #10 of 156 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.)
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“Peacful”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Not all might appreciate this spot but it is a spirit filled place and I especially enjoyed the prayer flags. There are several plaques that explain the purpose of its presence. A small covered area will let you sit for a while under the shade.

Visited September 2013
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“Positive energy and peaceful”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

I found this site while I was searching for something else on Tripadvisor and decided to visit while we were at Sedona. You do not need to be a Buddhist to enjoy this. It is spiritual and full of positive energy. There is also a ring of rock at the right side uphill behind the Buddha statue above the stupa . It is an easy walk.

Visited December 2013
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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“Spiritual”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

This has not been in Sedona very long so it may be a new attraction for long time visitors. It is a small walk to get to Amitabha Stupa but it is interesting and worth the time to see it. There is a medicine wheel path there and I would advise reading about it prior to the visit. You will get more out of it if you understand it more.

Visited March 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Spiritual Experience plus”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is a very unassuming but spirit space and one of the quiet spots to mediate among many in Sedona, Arizona. It is worth the short easy hike up to see what so many have shared of themselves and to fill the energy of the space. Take time from busy sight seeing to experience, it worthy of your time. Love, Peace and Light to all.

Visited October 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Buddhist Tower Radiates Peace”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

Stupa : a tower filled with prayers and / or relics.
This stupa stands over 30 ft. high, and is dedicated to the Buddha Amitabha, a statue of which sits high atop the stupa.

I visit the Amitabha stupa every time I am in Sedona - many times since it was built. It's always felt peaceful, even with many other visitors present.

( Mornings and weekdays have fewer visitors. Weekends bring more visitors to the stupa ) Sometimes an occasional monk or nun may appear doing prostrations or some other formal practice - quite beautiful.

The tree-filled park surrounding the stupa provides a pleasant 5 minute walk gently uphill from the street, A drive up for easier access is also provided.

There is no wrong way to experience the peace surrounding a stupa. Meditate, pray, chant, sit silently, or walk clockwise around it. The atmosphere feels calming and visitors are generally respectful of the silence around the stupa.

Completely suitable for a family visit - children will find many things to climb.

Hours open: Sunrise to sunset.

Visited December 2013
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