- Bird House
This tree is a home to a variety of birds in the area.
- Marpa Point
A beautiful rock formation that is above the Shambhala Mountain Center and the Great Stupa.
- The Valley of the Great Stupa
Another view of the Great Stupa that shows off the beauty of the surrounding land.
- Patches of Aspens
The Aspens show off their vibrant yellow and golden leaves for the Great Stupa.
- River of Aspens
Aspens have a single root system and branch out in all directions.
- Rock Demon
When I saw this gargoyle-like face protruding from the rocks I was glad I had stopped at the Kami Shine first.
- Timid Mule Deer
Living around Buddhist mule deer are used to the occasional wandering human.
- The Wheel of Life
This is what I was photographing when I heard the mule deer rustling a few yards from me.
- Sunbathing Rocks
Another beautiful rock formation.
- Crop Circles?
I found these unusual, but I suspect they are more likely made by mule deer droppings than intergalactic Buddhists.
- Intertwined Lovers
I found these Aspens huddled together on shady slope as I climbed the mountain path.
- Autumn Beauty
Most of the trees on the mountain are green year round. The Aspens are the only ones who feel the need to be different.
- Juniper Grove
I stopped in this grove of junipers for a while and soaked up the sweet odors and peace of the isolated spot.
- Nestled Stupa
The Great Stupa is nestled at the base of the mountain.
- The Shape of the Buddha
"The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya Which Liberates Upon Seeing" is made to represent the shape of Buddha.