Buddhist Shrine in Colorado Is Consecrated

August 20, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On August 20, 2001, The New York Times reported on the 10-day consecration of the a 108-foot-tall Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, a Buddhist commemorative shrine, in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. The stupa "has been built exactly according to the Tibetan tradition," according to a Colorado professor of Buddhist studies. "The stupa contains the ashes of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan exile who brought Buddhist teachings to the West long before the Dalai Lama...In a broad sense, the stupa presents a striking example of how the sacred landscape is changing visually as the United States becomes more religiously diverse."