First view of the land.
First night, greeted by a full moon overlooking the main shrine tent.
Trekking up to the Stupa.
Looking down on the main center.
Beautiful bridge on the Stupa path.
First view of the Stupa.
The last part of the walk.
Many personal items left here as offerings. I left my "worry stone".
Heading up the stairs.
Closer. So beautiful. The middle part reminds me of a peacock.
The Buddha inside the Stupa.
The mandala on the ceiling.
On the main level looking back down.
A bit of a side view.
The window above the back entrance. If you look closely you can see the Mahakala Buddha (leastwise I'm pretty sure it's him) statue. The scond and third levels are not open to the public.
The other side.
The Lhasang (purification) vessel thingy. Looking down into the valley.
Ani Pema at her first teaching.
Looking out at the greenhouse.
The Kyudo range as seen from my tent.
Other view from my tent - gift shop (left) and bathrooms (right).
Another view from my tent front porch.
The Sangha. Acharya Lobel is teaching. Achary Ferguson is seated in the front row and if you look close you might see Ani Pema in the back.
Another pic (look near the black shrine in the back...).
There she is ;). THe lady seated next to her is her secretary.
Digital zoom made it a bit fuzzy.
One of the very brave chipmunks/squirrels.
I know you have goodies.
Well hello there. (No zoom - she was that close.)
Sunset as seen from my porch. That big white tent is the main shrine tent.
Magpie in the field. These guys were all over.
Sacred studies hall.
The dining tent. Just to the left of Sacred Studies hall.
View from area in front of the dining hall back towards the gift shop (brown building in center). If you look behind the white banner on the far right, you can see my tent just beyond the first trees (the white tarp over the green tent).
Magpie just waiting for someone to leave their food unattended.
Black squirrel. These guys are really shy so it's hard to get a good pic. Love their tail and ears.
View of the top of the Stupa from one of the lower meadows.
Close-up of the standing Buddha.
Standing buddha, wheel of Dharma flanked by deer.
Ani Pema circumambulating the Stupa on my birthday.
The other two Acharyas. The lady in the red shirt was the event coordinator.
Ani Pema again. That;s her secretary on the right.
The three Acharyas posing for a photo opportunity.
Magpies looking for food.
Nice view of the main area. The main shrine tent is the white tent in roughly the center of the pic.
Last day, revisiting the Stupa.
Kami shrine. This is up the hill from the Stupa.
Best close-up I could get of the inner shrine area.
Walking back from the Kami shrine.
One of the nooks inside the Stupa.
Sukhavati Buddha shrine/nook. (Honoring the deceased) I left an offering for all those in my life who have passed on.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
One of the very ornate columns inside the Stupa.
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
This is the floor in front of the Sukhavati Buddha. Those red things are actually free-floating glass marbles. The floor is open/recessed to accomodate them.
I love the curves of this tree.
Beautiful hawk(?) was enjoying playing in the wind currents on my last day.
Waiting for the shuttle, getting ready to leave. My boots served me well but got quite dusty as you can see.