Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Zuni Mountain Stupa

Bhakha Tulku's Zuni Mountain Stupa will be consecrated the weekend of September 5-6, in Grants, New Mexico. If you would like to attend, you have to get your reservations in before August 10th, which isn't all that far away.

I think Bhakha Tulku is colonizing New Mexico. He has barley fields at Tularosa, the stupa at Grants, and a number of supporting operations elsewhere. He sure has some interesting stories to tell about the places he has been, and the people he has met, both in the West and back East.

With the exception of California (which has over 300 stupas, and still counting), New Mexico leads the states in number of significant stupas. It is a beautiful place, and we need not wonder when Tibetans find it attractive.

Heck... they're just good ole' boys... and they got the stockman's hat and obligatory beater pickup to prove it.

By the way: apropos of my post yesterday on Buddhism in the arid lands, somebody sent me this photograph of an outpost somewhere in -- as luck would have it -- New Mexico (don't think this one is related to Bhakha Tulku).

Yep... that's Desert Buddhism all right.

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