Spiritual Centers of Crestone

Camino de Crestone

The Camino de Crestone pilgrimage is offered in the spirit of religious unity and diversity. You will be visiting many spiritual centers in a week-long experience geared to be educational, clarifying, non- dogmatic, and richly thorough—a unique contribution to your spiritual journey.

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Chamma Ling Retreat Center

Ligmincha International is a worldwide network of centers and sanghas founded by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. As the indigenous religion of Tibet and one of the world’s most ancient unbroken spiritual traditions, the Bön tradition has a rich and unique heritage. Toward achieving this goal Ligmincha aims to introduce these traditions in an authentic manner to the Western world, in such a way that they remain beneficial when integrated into modern Western culture.

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Colorado College

Baca Campus

Since 1987, more than 30,000 students have experienced the relaxed immersion of the Baca Campus. In the winter of 1987, Colorado College English Professor Joe Gordon took his “Literature of Wilderness” class on a field trip to the Aspen Institute’s nature facilities in Crestone, Colorado. He found that while dwelling in an environment of mountains, trees, streams, and wildlife, his students relaxed and engaged more deeply with the material than ever before.

Crestone End of Life Project

The Crestone End Of Life Project (CEOLP) is a community-initiated organization founded in 2006 in the beautiful San Luis Valley, at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range in southern Colorado. CEOLP was conceived to facilitate localized end-of-life care in Crestone and supports area residents in handling the repose, memorialization and disposition of deceased loved ones. We support green burial and operate a legal, open-air cremation site near the town of Crestone.


Dharma Ocean Foundation

Dharma Ocean is a community of meditators, in Colorado, North America, and around the world, following the path of embodied spirituality. Dharma Ocean is a non-monastic, householder based lineage, a community of householder yogins and yoginis, who prioritize the practice of Somatic Meditation in their lives.

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Dharma Sangha – Crestone Mountain Zen Center

Crestone Mountain Zen Center is a Zen Buddhist monastic practice and retreat center in Colorado. It offers residential training in Zen meditation and practice under the guidance of Head Teacher, Zentatsu Baker Roshi, Dharma Heir of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and Resident Teacher, Zenki Dillo Sensei, Dharma Heir of Baker Roshi.


Dragon Mountain Temple


Haidakhandi Universal Ashram

The Babaji Ashram is located in the beautiful mountains of southern Colorado in Crestone in the United States of America. Haidakhan (Herakhan) Baba, also known as Mahavatar Babaji from Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, appeared in India from 1970 to 1984. Babaji instructed us to build ashrams around the world where people could come for spiritual upliftment. On our magnificent 101 acres of land we have a beautiful temple dedicated to the Divine Mother, many call it the Lakshmi Temple. Our beloved murti of the Divine Mother, Haidakhandeswari, is life-size and was installed in 1989.

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Karma Thegsum Tashi Gomang

Karma Thegsum Tashi Gomang was founded by His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism. In this remote area of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, His Holiness Karmapa foresaw a place where the Tibetan culture could survive. He envisioned a monastery, retreat center, Tibetan medical center, and a village where several hundred lay people could reside. We are dedicated to making his and now the XVII Gyalwa Karmapa’s visions a reality.


Mangala Shri Bhuti

Osel Ling is MSB’s Mangalam Dharma Center in Crestone, Colorado. Crestone, located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, looks out on the San Luis Valley, one of the largest and highest valleys in the world. The Mangala Shri Bhuti sangha and larger community regularly gather at Osel Ling for group study and practice, and to listen to dharma teachings.


Center for Contemplative Research

The Center for Contemplative Research is a project of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, founded in 2002 by Dr. Alan Wallace. The Santa Barbara Institute is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and education to advance understanding of the nature and potentials of consciousness. It was established as a nexus for advancing interdisciplinary and cross-cultural understanding that joins scientific knowledge and spiritual practice. It is a non-sectarian organization that reaches out to the scientific and academic communities, a variety of contemplative traditions, and the general public.


The Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order

The Nur Ashki Jerrahi Community is an order of dervishes within the Halveti-Jerrahi Tariqat (Sufi Order), in the specific lineage and spirit of Shaykh Muzaffer Ashki al-Jerrahi, Shaykh Nur al-Jerrahi, and Shaykha Fariha al-Jerrahi. We are based at Dergah al-Farah in NYC, with various circles throughout the U.S. and Mexico. We joyfully welcome seekers and students of all religious and non-religious paths into our gatherings. If you would like to attend one of our meetings kindly send us an email expressing your interest.

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The Pundarika Foundation

Pundarika Foundation’s primary mission is to support the teaching activities and humanitarian work of Tsoknyi Rinpoche by:
• Keeping alive the wisdom of the Dharma
• Sustaining practitioners who preserve the teachings of the Buddha as a vital tradition
• Helping people experience inner peace, to better face the challenges of modern life with compassion and sanity

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Shri Aurobindo Learning Center

Seyril Schochen (1915-2006) founded the Sri Aurobindo Learning Center, familiarly known as Savitri House, in 1986 as an educational foundation. Her vision was that it be based on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in association with Auroville, the City of Human Unity in South India. We seek to continue her work by offering a welcoming retreat facility to those interested in the study and realization of the spiritual vision of Sri Aurobindo, The Mother and others, conduct workshops, hold special events and promote exchanges with the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville.

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Shumei International Institute

Inspired by the philosophy of Mokichi Okada, Shumei International Institute helps people of the world realize that they are world citizens able to act for the common good.

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The Spiritual Life Institute

Established in 1982, Nada Hermitage is the Colorado branch of the Spiritual Life Institute, a community of men and women living a communal life according to the primitive Carmelite ideal. (For more information about the Spiritual Life Institute visit the “about us” page.) We are situated at the base of the Sangre de Christo mountains in south-central Colorado near the small mountain community of Crestone.

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Vajra Vidya Retreat Center

Vajra Vidya Retreat Center was built under a sacred mountain between the Karmapa Tashi Gomang stupa and the Tulku Urgyen stupa in Crestone, Colorado. It was founded by the Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist master, with the intent of having the Center for intensive practice, initially for short periods and ultimately for the traditional Three Year Retreat.

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The Way of Nature Fellowship

Way of Nature is a global community of creative and passionate souls who are committed to exploring and sharing the liberating recognition of Source Awareness as our true nature. Through this deep awareness blooms new appreciation for, and ever deepening communion with, the magnificent Earth on which we live and all the life that thrives upon it.

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White Jewel Mountain

Buddhist Retreat Center located in Crestone, CO. Retreats and programs offered year-round.

Email| 719-480-5403

Yeshe Khorlo

Nyingma Buddhist Meditation Centers

Yeshe Khorlo USA is a Colorado based religious non-profit. Established in 1995 under the direction of Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche, the mission and goal of Yeshe Khorlo is to cultivate the growth of the Buddha Dharma through three activities: • Study and teaching (online Shedra) • Accomplishing dharma practice • Practical application through the work of helping and giving.

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