Live near the Shambhala Mountain Center

Real Estate Agent with United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

hummingbirdLive near the Shambhala Mountain Center

The peaceful and beautiful settings surrounding Red Feather Lakes make it the perfect place to practice your meditation, yoga or contemplative disciplines and live near the Shambhala Mountain Center.

The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, at the Shambhala Mountain Center near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado is the largest and most elaborate example of Buddhist sacred architecture in North America.

The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya

As a global destination it attracts thousands of visitors a year.

Some of those out of state visitors contact our office and want to know about purchasing property in the area so they can live near the Shambhala Mountain Center.

The Center offers meditation retreats and many programs throughout the year, attracting world renowned teachers.

Living closer to the Center one could take advantage of so many more programs rather than only attending an annual retreat.


There are so many choices available for those who desire to live near the Shambhala Mountain Center in the peaceful surrounding mountains and continue their learning of meditation and yoga.

Existing mountain homes, cabins and vacant land are all available within a 15 to 30 minute drive from the Center.

Vacant land in the area ranges from $12,500 to $449,000, there over 100 parcels available.

Small cabins and mountain homes are priced from $69,500 for a very rustic cabin to $1,150,000, so there is something available for everyone in every price range.


For those who wish to purchase land for a future home site, now is a good time to start looking.

If you decide to purchase an existing home or cabin but are not able to move here full time yet; Ponderosa Realty has a vacation rental program that could help offset some of your carrying costs by renting your home out for weekends or vacation weeks when you will not be here.

Mountain Security is also available to keep watch over your home while you are away.

When you are not attending classes at the Shambhala Center you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, horseback riding or several other outdoor activities that this area has to offer.

The peaceful and beautiful settings surrounding Red Feather Lakes makes it the perfect place to practice your meditation, yoga or contemplative disciplines and live near the Shambhala Mountain Center.


Mary Douglas, your Mountain Broker-Associate and REALTOR®

United Country  Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, CO ---800-531-2195

"A Day in the Mountains will always soothe your city soul"

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Cynthia Bartch
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio - Granville, OH
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Hi Mary, wow the Shambhala Mountain Center looks & sounds quite interesting. I like yoga and meditate so this place sounds like right up my alley :) Your photographs go so well with your post! Great capture on those hummingbirds.

Mar 30, 2010 06:13 AM #7
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
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Great pictures of those birds, Mary.  I had never heard of that retreat and what a perfect setting for it.  I was a Buddhist for 2 weeks by the way :)

Mar 30, 2010 08:07 AM #8
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

How did you get those photos of hummingbirds? Every time I see a hummingbird in my yard, I think about running inside to get my camera. But I know that by the time I get back, the hummingbird will be gone. The only way to get a photo of a hummingbird is to set up my camera on a tripod where I suspect a hummingbird might appear and sit there to wait for one to show up, and even then, the likelihood of capturing a great photo of a hummingbird in mid-air is pretty nil.

Mar 30, 2010 10:01 AM #9
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Living near the Shanbhala Mountains sounds like a outstanding lifestyle.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 30, 2010 11:28 AM #10
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Now who would have thought that there would be a Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado? I never been able to get into meditating, but that environment might just do the trick. Beautiful photos and great Localism post.

Mar 30, 2010 01:09 PM #11
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

What a perfectly peaceful place to live near... They had a Shambala Center where I lived in Boulder. A wonderful space for a community, especially in the mountains... I love the winged beings, humming hymns in your illustrations! :-)

Mar 30, 2010 02:06 PM #12
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Love it Love it ! and those pics you caught of those humming birds are simply publishable !!!!

Fabulous... love the insight to this great community Mary :o)

Mar 30, 2010 03:38 PM #13
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Seriously a cabin for under a hundred grand?  wow.  Sounds like a wonderful area.   That wild flower field is so pretty.  Great localism piece Mary.

Mar 30, 2010 04:45 PM #14
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT


I am impressed by the beautiful and cleary captured hummingbirds!   Now I need some meditation and yoga after the crazy week I just had.   I will have to see if I can check in the Shambhala Mountain Center.   Great post.  You are very convincing!

Mar 30, 2010 05:08 PM #15
Kirsten Lindquist
Pacific Union International - Sonoma, CA
Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country

Mary:  Super job on the localism post and the images.  Wow, woman...both the piece and the pics were great!

Mar 30, 2010 05:19 PM #16
Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Mary, you have something for everyone in Red Feather Lakes! The Buddists have found a very tranquil setting for their meditation center! Great post!

Mar 30, 2010 11:58 PM #17
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Janna, It is really a beautiful and architecturely interesting building isn't it?  Something very different and unique. I'm glad you stopped in, thanks Janna!


Hi Linda, The million dollar cabin? Thanks Linda!  I think you would like the Shambhala Mountain Center if you like meditation and yoga.


Thank you Shirley, I'm getting anxious to see the spring flowers and those hummingbirds again :-)  It's always nice to see you Shirley, thanks :-)


Hi Debi, It was fun photographing them, they are just fascinating- and quick!  I appreciate you stopping in, thanks Debi!


Hi Ann, Say hello to Mom, I'm so glad she liked the hummers.  I hope your Dad is doing better today, thank you Ann!


Hi Marianne,  It's an amazing building.  I went there with my sister-in-laws and took the tour.  It's a very interesting and beautiful place.  Thanks for coming by, I appreciate it Marianne!


Hi Cynthia, Thank you for your thoughts, I'm glad you like the hummingbirds! and if you like yoga and meditation you have to come :-)


Thanks Jane,  it is the perfect setting, picked for a special reason - but I don't remember the story.  The fact that you were a Buddhist for 2 weeks, for some reason made me chuckle - it's such a finite period of time :-)  Glad you stopped by Jane, it's always a pleasure.


Hi Elizabeth, I have a hummingbird feeder.  Last summer I set my camera on continuous shooting and a fast shudder speed and stood by the feeder.  Lots of shots were blurry, but some came in pretty clear.  I think I was out there for at least an hour :-)  Good luck catching your hummers and thanks for stopping in!




Mar 31, 2010 09:03 AM #18
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Lou, Thank you for stopping by, of course I think it's a great lifestyle living here :-)


Thanks Carol,  I agree with you, I think the environment lends itself to quieting thoughts.  From what I see from your photos, you have those places where you live too :-)


Hi Mara, You're right, they do have one in Boulder . I've never been there and don't know if they also have a Stupa?  I'm glad you liked the hummingbirds, thank you Mara!


Hi Sheldon, Well thank you so much, I'm glad you liked the photos and happy to see you today!


Hi Tammy, Yes, that lower end cabin is only $69,500 -but very rustic.  I think it comes with the outhouse though:-)  Thanks Tammy, I'm glad you stopped by and glad I could share the wildflowers with you!


Hi Gerry, After your crazy week maybe you check in :-)  I hope things are more calm and I appreciate you stopping by Gerry!  Thanks for checking out my post and my little hummers!


Hi Kirsten!  Thank you so much!  Bob's challenge is stretching my brain!  Hopefully I will make it over to your post without proxy and bad gateway errors - I tried last night but it didn't work so well:-)  I appreciate you stopping in and your kind words, thanks Kirsten!


Hi Caren, Thanks for your thoughts on it, you're right it is a very tranquil place :-)  I'm glad you stopped by Caren, it's always nice to see you!

Mar 31, 2010 09:33 AM #19
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

Nice pictures of the hummingbirds.  It kind of symbolizes the peace that the beauty of Colorado offers.

Mar 31, 2010 10:48 AM #20
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Mary, This looks like a beautiful place. I have a massage therapist that keeps telling me that I don't know what I'm missing until I learn to do yoga and take up meditation. I would love to learn how to do both.

Mar 31, 2010 11:35 AM #21
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Cherise, I wondered about the hummingbirds - they are so busy and don't seem very peaceful at times; but when frozen in a photo they do portray a certain amount of peace :-)  Thanks for your thoughts on it, have a wonderful day.


Hi Sandy,  Let me know when you are coming for your retreat, I will meet you there and learn too.  I have tried yoga and found it is far more difficult than I thought it was :-)  Just the mention of a massage therapist makes me realize I'm feeling "all crunked up" today LOL  I'm glad you came by, thanks Sandy! 

Apr 01, 2010 05:44 AM #22
Lisa VonBargen
Photography7522 - Estes Park, CO
Estes Park Real Estate Photographer

Nice! I had no idea that was in Red Feather Lakes!

Apr 01, 2010 06:31 AM #23
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Lisa, Thanks for coming by and I'm glad to share something new !  Hope you are doing well on the other side of the mountain :-)

Apr 01, 2010 01:40 PM #24
Ann Hayden
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO


This is absolutely gorgeous!

Ann Hayden in windy Wildwood, MO

Apr 02, 2010 05:56 AM #25
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Ah thank you Ann, I'm glad you stopped by and I hope you have a terrific weekend!

Apr 02, 2010 12:35 PM #26
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