I spent a day or so recently researching where we could visit in the local area here in Spain, a little trip out for us all, and I came across a blog post on East of Malaga about a Buddhist Stupa which seemed really interesting.
On Friday we were out near the Zafarraya Pass dropping the dogs off for grooming and, after picking them up, we decided to seek out the Buddhist Stupa on the way home.
Following the directions on the blog post I’d found, and with the help of Google Maps, we navigated our way to Jardines del Trapiche, and from there along some questionable ‘roads’ until we finally saw the avenue of trees that marked the spot!
When we arrived there was a lady just leaving, so it’s obviously a visited place, but it’s impeccably tidy, clean and quiet. The views from its location are spectacular and worth the trip, even if you don’t want to see the Stupa itself.
The Stupa is located near Karma Guen Buddhist Retreat Center, and both are signposted from Jardines del Trapiche near Velez-Malaga.
The Stupa itself is so interesting to look at, it even looks back at you, and there is bunting all around, along with an altar area and what look like meditation cabins.
It’s certainly worth a visit if you can brave the mountain roads and dirt tracks!
You can see the Zafarraya Pass from the Stupa.
Visitors can place pine cones and other gifts on the altar.
Make sure you spend a few moments taking in the amazing, panoramic views.