KPC Arizona’s activity centers on the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park in Sedona, Arizona. It is a beautiful outdoor venue and a spiritual destination for prayer, meditation, and the experience of peace in a sacred place. It was conceived of and built for people of all faiths.
The Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park came into being as a result of the vision of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of Kunzang Palyul Chöling, a Buddhist organization committed to compassionate outreach. It has become a spiritual destination for prayer and meditation and a beloved place of peace and refuge for visitors from all over the world and residents of the Sedona area.
The Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park is open every day and visits are free of charge. It is supported solely by donations, which are gratefully received. There are two donation boxes on the property, one at the Amitabha Stupa and one close to the entrance.
The local KPC community holds Buddhist practices at the Amitabha Stupa and offers regular presentations about the 2500-year history and the profound spiritual benefits of stupas in general and the Amitabha Stupa in particular. Schedules change with the season and weather. You can visit the Stupa’s Facebook page to learn more, and keep abreast of practices, presentations, and other news. If you’d like to inscribe a brick along the path to peace at the Stupa, you can do so here.
What You Will Find When You Visit
On the Stupa property, you will find the 36-foot tall Amitabha Stupa,
a smaller Tara stupa,
a beautiful mahogany statue of Shakyamuni Buddha,
an authentic Native American medicine wheel,
an abundance of walking trails, and informational signs that you will enjoy reading.
There are numerous quiet spots on the land for meditation and quiet conversation. What you will not find are picnic facilities and recreational activities (other than walking and hiking)
Tips for Amitabha Stupa Visitors
Wear good walking shoes, bring a hat and water to drink.
There is a porta-john available, close to the Amitabha Stupa.
Be mindful of those that are there for prayer and meditation. Please talk quietly and kindly silence your cell phone.
Practice the principles of “leave no trace”.
Pets on leashes are welcome. Please pick up after them.
Carry your trash back to the trash bin in the parking lot.
Drone photography or any unauthorized commercial video is prohibited
Do not decorate the property with your own statues, rock piles, or other items, except that prayer flags are allowed. Feel free to hang prayer flags in the trees around the property.
Group Visits, Stupa Presentations, and Handicapped Access
To arrange for group visits, a presentation to your group, or to make special arrangements for handicapped access, please call 877-788-7229 or email email@example.com well in advance.
Directions to the Amitabha Stupa
The Amitabha Stupa is located at 2650 Pueblo Drive in the heart of West Sedona.
If the gate is open, turn immediately right onto the stupa land and proceed to one of the two parking areas. If the gate is not open, park on Pueblo Drive. The stupa is a five-minute walk from Pueblo on well-marked trails.