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26 January 2009

Shambhala Part 1




September of last year I was privileged to be invited to the Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. The folks there were gracious and gave us a tour that included the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. Just before we got to the stupa the sky turned dark and threatening and my heart sunk. But even though the Colorado blue sky was absent what the camera captured was even better. It is amazing that this building is entirely built with volunteer labor. It is so beautiful and a marvel to behold the craftsmanship. Come back for part 2 when I go inside the beautiful stupa.

11 comments:

  1. love the temple shots - they would look great as a dyptich, either in the same mat or in two separate frames.

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  2. Love the temples shots also. What beautiful colors in the buildings!!

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  3. ooohh, these are gorgeous!! sounds like such a beautiful place!!

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  4. the first shot you posted, with the columns and the flags .... I have a similar scene that appears to me in my dreams... only the flags are more flowing and the skies are purple... you could turn that into a very surreal-looking dreamscape in my opinion... not that it isn't already a very cool shot ... lovely blog, girl

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  5. Gorgeous! What a privelege! :) Good for you. I love that first shot.

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  6. I'm so jealous of where you live......such a variety of surroundsings. Love it!

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  7. Wonderful cpatures, Julie! Love the colors in the buildings!

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  8. wow the lighting is so wonderful in these shots !! soft and bright , Gorgeous !!

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  9. I want to go there and just sit for a long time.

    So lovely.

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  10. veramente interessante !

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