b-m e t .co m http://www.b-met.co m/blo g/buddhist-stupa-benalmadena-fo r-an-enlightened-ho liday/#.USerMh2eNcwBuddhist Stupa Benalmadena For An Enlightened HolidayadminWith it’s f antastic beach, marina, bars and caf és, Benalmadena has lots to of f er f or those looking f or af un packed holiday on the Costa del Sol, but there is more to Benalmadena than meets the eye.Standing at 108 f eet tall, it is easy to see why the Benalmadena Buddhist Stupa has become one ofthe most prominent of landmarks on the Costa del Sol and can be seen f or miles when travelling alongthe coast.T he Stupa was erected in 2003 and was the creation of Buddhist Master, Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche. LoponTsechu Rinpoche has been responsible f or the creation of a f urther 16 Buddhist Stupa’s throughoutEurope including Stupa’s In Germany, Austria, Poland, Denmark, Russia and Switzerland. T he Stupa inBenalmadena though, is said to be the largest in the West.Inside the Stupa you are greeted by a 100 sqm meditation hall which isadorned with artwork that depicts the lif e of the most f amous Buddha,Sakyamuni. On Tuesdays and Fridays at 18.30, you can take part in aguided meditation session in the main hall which is ref erred to as “T heT hree Lights Meditation”.At the base of the Stupa, there is an exhibition room which housessome wonderf ul Buddhist and Tibetan relicts and artwork, many ofwhich come f rom the Himalayas.Bef ore you complete your visit to the Stupa, be sure to walk around theStupa in a clockwise direction (in silence) meditating and contemplatingyour desires and ambitions. T he Buddhists say that if you do this, yourwishes are more likely to come true!
Oh, did we mention the views? From the Stupa you will f ind that youhave some of the most spectacular views anywhere on the Costa delSol. So make sure that you take your camera with you.While you are there, why not pop over to the Benalmadena Butterf ly Park which is just a stones throwf rom the Stupa?When Is It Open And How Much Does It Cost?T he Benalmadena Buddhist Stupa is open all year round and entry is f ree although donations are verywelcome.How To Get T hereFor f ull details and directions to the Stupa, please see this page.Contact InformationStupa BudistaE-29639 Benalmádena PuebloTel. +34 606 275 375Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgYou can view more inf ormation about the Stupa at their of f icial site athttp://www.stupabenalmadena.orgIf you are travelling in a larger group to the Buddhist Stupa, consider using our transf er services on theCosta del Sol. Our minibuses are f ully licensed, air conditioned and all of our drivers speak English. Wecan give you a quote online in seconds.Please join our community on Facebook and Twitter to receive regular updates and of f ers.