Eye of the Land

Eye of the Land tells the story of the making of the forty two foot high Tashi Gomang Stupa near Crestone, a remote area in Southern Colorado. A Stupa is an architectural rendering of enlightened mind and is used to contain the relics of great Buddhist teachers, transmitting the very essence of their wisdom, realization, and compassion for all beings. Created over a period of seven years by a small group of dedicated volunteers, the Tashi Gomang Stupa is dedicated to his His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa, one of the foremost masters of Tibetan Buddhism.

His Holiness the XVI Gyalwa Karmapa was the head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. After escaping from his homeland following the communist invasion, the Karmapa successfully re-established his monastic order in exile. In three visits to the West he was honored as a major spiritual leader of our time. Before he passed away in 1981, he came to the Baca Grande estate, near Crestone. The Karmapa saw this inspiring location as an auspicious site for the continuation of the activities of his lineage, and was given a grant of land. The Tashi Gomang Stupa was built to consecrate this land.