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Amitabha Stupa: A Peace Park in Sedona

“You have to go to Sedona!”

We heard this a lot on the trip.  Nobody ever really said why or what there is to do there, just ” It’s so Cool!  You have to go!”

So we did.

We did get one recommendation though, go to the Buddha Stupa.

So we did.

I had no idea what this stupa was, just that I figured I should go, why not?


Turns out it’s a peace park.  The new hot spot, or vortex, of Sedona.  Apparently vortexes are a big thing here, but I still can’t say I know why.  I’ll have to look into that.  This is a stupa that people visit daily for healing, meditation, and relaxation.

Under the main stupa is a little explanation of what to do and not do.


It’s hard to put into words what it was like here.  It was very peaceful, it’s a peace park of course.  But, we were also here with only a few other people that were also being pretty respectful.  Most of what you heard was the hundreds of prayer flags flapping in the wind and the crunch of gravel under your feet.


There is a trail that goes around the edge to a smaller stupa with more offerings from visitors, just like under the main one.  It’s an easy hike taking only a few minutes, nothing strenuous.  Even if you aren’t religious, it’s an interesting place to see and worth the stop whether it’s ten minutes or two hours.

Have you been to Sedona?  Did you go to the Buddha Stupa?  What did you think of it?

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