Stupa Being Built in Colorado

September 11, 2000

Source: The Denver Rocky Mountain News

On September 11, 2000, The Denver Rocky Mountain News published an article about Bob King, a Buddhist and a general contractor, who has found his dream job. King is the project manager in the building of a stupa near the Wyoming state line. "To build a stupa - a Buddhist monument representing the enlightened mind - is an act of devotion, worthy to be called one's life work. 'Fortunately,' says King, with a laugh, 'when we started we didn't know how long it would last. We were so naive; we thought we could build it in about five years...' That was 12 years ago. Today, racing to finish the 108-foot high Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. Its consecration is set for next August at the Rocky Mountain Shambhala Center, located on 600 acres of backcountry beauty near Red Feather Lakes."