Montana Attractions January 20, 2017
The One Enchanting Place In Montana That Must Go On Your Bucket List Immediately
There’s a garden in Montana that, at first glance, might seem a little out of place. But the more you learn about its history, its purpose and its intentions, the more you’ll realize that the Treasure State is actually the perfect place for the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. And this stunning Western Montana gem is open year round.
The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas is located just north of the small town of Arlee.
It’s open every day from 9AM until dusk. Guided tours are available every Saturday at 1PM from May-October and by appointment during winter.
So, why 1,000 Buddhas?
According to Buddhist texts, we are living in an enormous cycle of time called the Fortunate Aeon. It is fortunate because it is believed that 1,000 Buddhas will be born and attain enlightenment so they can enlighten us. The harden reflects these intentions and is meant to be a benefit for anyone who never has the chance to travel to India.
Despite what some may think, the garden is not meant to push any one religion or way of thinking on Montanans.
In fact, the opposite is true. The garden was built as a symbol for peace, inclusivity and embracing all cultures and belief systems.
In a place like Montana, where people are fiercely independent and hold strongly to their beliefs, this garden is a reflection of that.
The garden is a peaceful and beautiful place.
It's kept pristine by the many volunteers who work tirelessly to make it look nice.
The surrounding scenery is also incredible.
Many Montanans enjoy the garden, and it attracts visitors from all over the world.
It's impossible not to feel a sense of peace as you walk the beautiful grounds.
We live in an incredible state, and the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas is just one of many
must-see Montana attractions.