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Post by Virgo » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:40 pm

I am taking a road trip to the Colorado Rockies soon. If anyone can recommend some Nyingma centers in Colorado or Kansas, etc (I will be coming in form the East), I would greatly appreciate it, as it would be nice to possibly visit some on these places on my trip (even if just to see). Thanks! Kevin

P.S. Any other destination recommendations I am open to too. This will be my first time in Colorado. I have always wanted to see the Rockies.

This trip is more about visiting CO than it is Dharma. I just figure it would be remiss of me not to stop in since CO is such a geat place for Dharma.

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by passel » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:14 pm

Orgyen Khandro Ling in Denver.
Go to Crestone!
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:34 pm

passel wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:14 pm
Go to Crestone!
Yes I will! Have you been there?

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by passel » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:17 am

Yes, I've spent a fair amount of time in Crestone. There's not much going on unless you are at a retreat or teaching, but you can see stupas and may meet some fellow practitioners. It's just good to put it on your personal map, makes it easy to return for serious practice. The San Luis Valley is an extraordinary place on this earth.
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:24 am

passel wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:17 am
Yes, I've spent a fair amount of time in Crestone. There's not much going on unless you are at a retreat or teaching, but you can see stupas and may meet some fellow practitioners. It's just good to put it on your personal map, makes it easy to return for serious practice. The San Luis Valley is an extraordinary place on this earth.
It sounds really nice. I will definitely be visiting it. I am also looking forward to seeing the stupas.

Here is one near Crestone: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestone, ... horten.JPG

Image

Hopefully soon I will be uploading my own photos of them.

And thank you for the Orgyen Khandro Ling recommendation. Again, I will just be stopping by these places. It is more sightseeing than anything (maybe a minor pilgramage, haha).

Kevin
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by pemachophel » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:31 am

Padmasambhava Meditation Center - Denver
Mipham Shedra - Westminster
Boulder Valley Ngakpa House - Lafayette
Cho-nyid Ling/Denver Dzogchen Center - Denver
Mangala Shri Bhuti - Ward
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:49 am

pemachophel wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:31 am
Padmasambhava Meditation Center - Denver
Mipham Shedra - Westminster
Boulder Valley Ngakpa House - Lafayette
Cho-nyid Ling/Denver Dzogchen Center - Denver
Mangala Shri Bhuti - Ward
Great. Thanks Pema.

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:27 am

Ill probably stop in Wichita for a day or two too. If I run into Sam and Dean, I might be able to gank some demons.

Kevin
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:01 pm

amanitamusc wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:23 am
Tara Mandala
http://taramandala.org/temple-and-facilities/stupa/
Thank you amanitamusc. This is soemthing to look forward to. I met Lama Tsultrim Allione once at Tsegyalgar East and she seemed very nice.

Kevin
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གདེང་གྲོལ་ཐོག་ཏུ་བཅའ། །

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Mr. G » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:53 pm

Virgo wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:01 pm
amanitamusc wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:23 am
Tara Mandala
http://taramandala.org/temple-and-facilities/stupa/
Thank you amanitamusc. This is soemthing to look forward to. I met Lama Tsultrim Allione once at Tsegyalgar East and she seemed very nice.

Kevin
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:29 pm

Mr. G wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:53 pm
Virgo wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:01 pm
amanitamusc wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:23 am
Tara Mandala
http://taramandala.org/temple-and-facilities/stupa/
Thank you amanitamusc. This is soemthing to look forward to. I met Lama Tsultrim Allione once at Tsegyalgar East and she seemed very nice.

Kevin
The temple here is beautiful!
Yes, hopefuly I can make it up there weather allowing. :D

Kevin
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by passel » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:42 am

TM is a good place to do solo retreat if you can afford it. Little cabins on the side of the mountain.
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:42 am

passel wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:42 am
TM is a good place to do solo retreat if you can afford it. Little cabins on the side of the mountain.
I am sure it holds tremendous blessings. In a video Lama Tsultrim explained that the gonpa is built based on a vision she had with Vimalamitra and a dream, etc.

Kevin
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Mr. G » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:24 pm

Virgo wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:42 am
passel wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:42 am
TM is a good place to do solo retreat if you can afford it. Little cabins on the side of the mountain.
I am sure it holds tremendous blessings. In a video Lama Tsultrim explained that the gonpa is built based on a vision she had with Vimalamitra and a dream, etc.

Kevin
There's also a nice stupa devoted to Nyala Pema Duddul that was consecrated by ChNN.

viewtopic.php?t=8374#p121379
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:34 pm

Mr. G wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:24 pm

There's also a nice stupa devoted to Nyala Pema Duddul that was consecrated by ChNN.

viewtopic.php?t=8374#p121379
It seems like a very important land.

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གདེང་གྲོལ་ཐོག་ཏུ་བཅའ། །

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Malcolm » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:42 pm

Virgo wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:34 pm
Mr. G wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:24 pm

There's also a nice stupa devoted to Nyala Pema Duddul that was consecrated by ChNN.

viewtopic.php?t=8374#p121379
It seems like a very important land.

Kevin
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:54 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:42 pm


Tara Mandala is a true beyul.
Well it is fitting then for Lama Tsultrim, of course. Colorado tomorrow. I am looking over some things now to see if I should go North first to Boulder or down to Pagosa Springs first. It will be an extra days drive to Pagosa Springs.

Kevin
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:18 am

I am still going to visit Pagosa Springs first.

Kevin
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