Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado Loses Buildings to Wildfire

October 6, 2020

The Shambhala Mountain Center (SMC), a Buddhist retreat center and pilgrimage site in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, was overrun by the Cameron Peak wildfire last week. The center lost some buildings but the Great Stupa and items enshrined inside it survived.

According to reports from SMC director Michael Gayner, the fire reached the center on 26 September. It was not immediately clear what damage the fire had caused, but over the days that followed Gayner and others were able to visit and assess the extent of the loss. 

Source: Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado Loses Buildings to Wildfire - buddhistdoor global