6. Stupa of Enlightenment (Buddhist) Page 1 of 1
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The entrance sign to the Stupa of Enlightenment, a Buddhist shrine, located in Baca Grande.
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One of the many displays of cairns (stacked stone) that encircle the shrine at the Stupa of Enlightenment.
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Another interesting cairn at the Stupa of Enlightenment shrine.
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An overall view of the Stupa of Enlightenment shrine from the rear with the San Luis Valley spread out in front of it.
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Mom on the side of the Stupa as she walks around it clockwise, as we were instructed to do by Dr. Lai (a practicing Buddhist) to gain merits from the shrine.
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Mom and Joe at the front of the Stupa shrine.
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Mom, Joe, and Jesse at the front of the Stupa shrine looking up at the Buddha statue encased in glass and surrounded by gold towards the top of the shrine.
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A front view of the Stupa shrine with offerings at the base and the Buddha statue encased in glass and surrounded by gold towards the top of the shrine.
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Joe looking at one of the prayer flags at the Stupa shrine.
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Joe and Jesse sitting on the stone bench in front of the Stupa shrine.
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Statues and offerings of coins at the base of the Stupa shrine.
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A front view of the Stupa shrine.
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The golden Buddha statue encased in glass and surrounded by gold towards the top of the Stupa shrine.
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A close up of the golden Buddha statue towards the top of the Stupa shrine.
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The upper part of the spire of the Stupa shrine which is topped by a crystal ball.

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