The Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park
“This is what peace feels like.”
This time of the year the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park, in West Sedona is especially beautiful and inspiring just after dawn and just before sunset. The peaceful spiritual energy of the Stupa seems to be enhanced at those quiet times of the day and of course you’ll miss the mid day heat. We recommend that anyone visiting Sedona for spiritual, discovery, and self help purposes makes the time to spend a couple of hours at the Amitabha Stupa.
You do not have to be a Buddhist to go to the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park. Anyone can go and walk around and explore, or sit and meditate on the shaded platform. Children and pets (on leashes) are welcome. Please be quiet and respectful of people that are there praying, walking and meditating. There is abundant signage that will explain a lot about the Stupa.
There is only one energy at the Stupa; peace and the wish for peace for all beings. In the world today, sometimes it can be hard to even imagine peace, much less experience it in its pure form. To feel what peace feels like is why everyone should visit the Stupa. It is rare and precious, and you will receive blessings just for making the visit.
If you would like to bring a group to visit the Stupa, the Stupa caretakers would be happy to meet you there and give you a 15-30 minute presentation called “The Inside Story of the Amitabha Stupa”, which will inspire and enrich your experience. To arrange a group visit and presentation, please call 1-877-788-7229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. Presentations by the Stupa caretakers are free of charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.
To make special arrangements for handicapped access to the Stupa, please call 1-877-788-7229 or email email@example.com in advance.
Local Tour Guides:
Several local tour guides are intimately familiar with the Stupa and work closely with the Stupa caretakers. They are well versed in the history and story of the Amitabha Stupa and have been trained by the caretakers. For the best experience with a local tour guide, ask if they have been through the stupa training.
From Route 89A in West Sedona, turn onto Andante Dr. at the Circle K store. Near the top of Andante Drive, turn left onto Pueblo Drive. The entrance to the Peace Park is on the right. It is open daily from sunrise to sunset. When the entrance is open, you can drive into the park on the red dirt driveway up to the parking area. From here, it is a 3 minute walk uphill to the Stupa. If the gate is closed (chain across driveway), you can park on the street and walk to the Stupa.
Visiting the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park is always free. The Stupa is supported by the donations that visitors leave, which are gratefully accepted. There are 3 donation boxes on the property.