Studio Live Sedona
“Stand for Peace”
Festival of music to benefit the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park
Come celebrate a festival of music at the “Stand for Peace” concert on July 8th, 2012 to benefit the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park in Sedona, Arizona! The Sedona Performing Arts Alliance and it’s members have committed to assisting in the efforts to save the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park with a benefit concert and new compilation CD. Tickets for the benefit concert are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show, gates open at 3:30 pm with performances beginning at 4:00 pm. This is an outdoor event, please bring a chair or blanket for your comfort. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
The “Stand for Peace” project is being spearheaded by local artist Tara Middleton (Adalia Tara). Featured performers at the Benefit Concert will include performances by Eric Miller, Jake Payne, Sophia Angeles, Adalia Tara, Redland, Decker and various special guests. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to supporting the efforts to save the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park.
The “Stand for Peace” CD will feature an array of local artists who have all donated their music to benefit this cause. Artists: Scott Beck, Amitabha Band, Adalia Tara, Scott Simon, Jake Payne, Decker, Eric Miller, Ralf Illenberger, Cindy Dickenson, Anthony Mazzella, Cara Marie, Shastina, Chris Spheeris and Redland. Additional donors include: Eddy Baratinni – Production and Jane Perinin – Cover Art. All proceed’s from the sale of the “Stand for Peace” Benefit Compilation will go directly to the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park. “Stand for Peace” will be available for $15 at Studio Live with a special price of $10 at the June 8th Benefit Concert. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Studio Live Sedona.
HELP SAVE THE AMITABHA STUPA & PEACE PARK
The Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park is situated in the breathtaking red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. It rests on 14 pristine acres in the heart of Sedona at the base of imposing Thunder Mountain, deemed holy by native peoples. Every day dozens of visitors — spiritual seekers, families, people on quests and pilgrimages, the curious, residents who love to come often – visit the Amitabha Stupa.
The Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park is a spiritual treasure for Sedona and the world. Since its completion in 2004, the Amitabha Stupa has become an important place for contemplation and prayer for residents, as well as a significant destination for tourists. It is estimated that over 100,000 visits to the Stupa and Peace Park have occurred since its completion in 2004. It has been of benefit to the Sedona community and to all those visitors who have trekked up the short trail to be in its presence.
Its future is uncertain, however, and the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park is at a critical juncture—we must be mortgage free and own the land outright, thus ensuring that the Amitabha Stupa remain in the world and be fully accessible to all who wish to visit, or we face the possibility of losing the land.
The Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park is owned by Kunzang Palyul Chöling (KPC), a Buddhist 501c3 organization. Buddhist master and head of KPC, Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo, built the Amitabha Stupa because there are so few places of spiritual sanctuary open 365 days a year.
Everyone benefits from stupas being in the world, regardless of faith or spiritual orientation. They are considered to be powerful peace monuments and are one of the oldest forms of sacred architecture on the earth, dating back 2,600 years. The Amitabha Stupa is a very beautiful and exquisite representation of this ancient spiritual technology and is exceptionally powerful with almost a billion sacred prayers contained within.
The caretakers of the Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park want to ensure that this jewel of Sedona remain in the world. Thank you for your support!