One of the perks of having a fluid road trip itinerary is the Tibetan unplanned stops. A short drive from Sundance Trail Dude Ranch in the Rockies where we were staying is this Tibetan spiritual retreat, the Shambala Mountain Centre.
It was a nice bonus to our trip to stop here for a quick visit.
We walked up to the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, past all the meeting halls and cabins, through an aspen grove, native forests and over a bubbling stream.
This 600 acre mountain valley retreat was establised in 1971 by Tibetan meditation master and teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
On the day we visited, it was not one of the retreat weeks and was very quiet. We spent a few minutes meditating in the peaceful stupa and did some energy cleansing in the middle of the aspen groves.
If you are passing through this part of Northern Colorado, it is well worth a visit.
Have a look at this full Northern Colorado road trip itinerary for other places to visit and things to see.
Shambala Mountain Centre
151 Shambhala Way,
Red Feather Lakes,
CO 80545, USA