The Road Trip

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by amanitamusc » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:49 am

Virgo wrote:
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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.

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It says on the TM site you need four wheel or all wheel drive at this time of year.

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:53 am

amanitamusc wrote:
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It says on the TM site you need four wheel or all wheel drive at this time of year.
Yes, thanks. It seems there are dirt roads or just a single dirt road going up to the land. At this time of year it might be snowed. I do have an all wheel drive vehicle, but I will feel it out when I get there. The mandala sits somewhere in or around a 7k foot elevation. We will see if I have the karma to visit or not, at the least I will be able to enjoy Pagosa Springs. Like I said this trip is primarily just about taking a trip to Colorado.

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Ricky » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:04 am

enjoy the trip

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:08 am

Ricky wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:04 am
enjoy the trip
Thanks, I appreciate it. I am enjoying it so far.

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:12 am

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:42 pm
Virgo wrote:
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Mr. G wrote:
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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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Tara Mandala is a true beyul.
Have you been there before Malcolm?

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Malcolm » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:32 pm

Virgo wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:12 am
Malcolm wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:42 pm
Virgo wrote:
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It seems like a very important land.

Kevin
Tara Mandala is a true beyul.
Have you been there before Malcolm?

Kevin

Yes, I was there for a couple of weeks last summer.
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:30 am

Malcolm wrote:
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Yes, I was there for a couple of weeks last summer.
Oh, that is awesome!

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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Virgo » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:37 am

So I just drove from Lawrence, KS to Pagosa Springs, CO in one swoop (aside from stopping to eat, fuel up, and use the facilities a few times).

This should give a picture of the distance: https://www.mapquest.com/directions/fro ... sa-springs

I've got to say, this journey has been over 2,100 miles in total and on the last 100 mile stretch of road I couldn't help but reflect on the fact that wether you are on a state road or a highway there is a real freedom to being on the road. Wether your climbing up or down a mountain on a crazy, windey two-lane road, or burning down I-70 West through Kansas with nothing but corn fields on either side, there is a great freedom to being on the road, in my opion. YMMV. :twothumbsup:

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Re: The Road Trip

Post by Virgo » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:32 pm

I had some great Elk Chilli at the Peak Deli in town.

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Re: The Road Trip

Post by TharpaChodron » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:51 pm

If you have time visit Cripple Creek.

https://visitcripplecreek.com

My mother was a summer player in the Martin City Melodrama at the Gold Bar Room there. http://imperialhotelrestaurant.com/GoldBarRoom.htm
She has her name on a top hat on the wall.

I was born in Kansas. Home of Dennis Hopper, Superman and Dorothy :smile:

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Post by Virgo » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:19 am

TharpaChodron wrote:
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If you have time visit Cripple Creek.

https://visitcripplecreek.com

My mother was a summer player in the Martin City Melodrama at the Gold Bar Room there. http://imperialhotelrestaurant.com/GoldBarRoom.htm
She has her name on a top hat on the wall.

I was born in Kansas. Home of Dennis Hopper, Superman and Dorothy :smile:
Thank you for the recommendation. If I can, I willl stop through.

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Re: The Road Trip

Post by Virgo » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:25 am

A few quick pics from around town (Pagosa Springs, CO).
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Re: The Road Trip

Post by TharpaChodron » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:17 am

Beautiful pictures.

I want to go on a long road trip soon.

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:23 am

Ah man I love Pagosa Springs. As a younger man I used to go there with my girlfriend (now wife) on road trips from Albuquerque. I want to do nothing but hang out in a hot pool there for like a week.

Enjoy man, sounds like a blast, I'll actually be in Albuquerque soon, but it doesnt compare.
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Re: The Road Trip

Post by Virgo » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:04 pm

TharpaChodron wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:17 am
Beautiful pictures.
The San Juan mountains are beautiful. I am going to try to get more today, if time allows.
TharpaChodron wrote:
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I want to go on a long road trip soon.
Do it! :twothumbsup:

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Re: The Road Trip

Post by Virgo » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:09 pm

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
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Ah man I love Pagosa Springs. As a younger man I used to go there with my girlfriend (now wife) on road trips from Albuquerque. I want to do nothing but hang out in a hot pool there for like a week.
Your a lucky guy man. This is an amazing part of the country.

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Re: The Road Trip

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:13 pm

Virgo wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:09 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:23 am
Ah man I love Pagosa Springs. As a younger man I used to go there with my girlfriend (now wife) on road trips from Albuquerque. I want to do nothing but hang out in a hot pool there for like a week.
Your a lucky guy man. This is an amazing part of the country.

Kevin
The Southwest really is awesome, i'm not sure I could ever live there again, but it is incredible in many ways.
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Re: The Road Trip

Post by Mr. G » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:27 pm

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:23 am
Ah man I love Pagosa Springs. As a younger man I used to go there with my girlfriend (now wife) on road trips from Albuquerque. I want to do nothing but hang out in a hot pool there for like a week.

Enjoy man, sounds like a blast, I'll actually be in Albuquerque soon, but it doesnt compare.
The hot springs are awesome.
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Re: Colorado Nyingma Centers

Post by Vasana » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:11 pm

Mr. G wrote:
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Virgo wrote:
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passel wrote:
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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
Thanks for sharing this :) I just read the great backstory.
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Re: The Road Trip

Post by Virgo » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:23 pm

I see a Boulder Coffee Cafe in town. Any idea if I can get a good cappuccino there?

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