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12th Anniversary Celebration of the Crestone Center - May 17 & 18

On the weekend of May 17 & 18, the Shumei International Institute will celebrate its 12th anniversary in Crestone, Colorado.

Activities will begin on Saturday, with an all new Interfaith Program starting at 1:30 p.m. We will see and hear ‘teaching stories’ from ten different spiritual groups in Crestone with many of them being enacted and dramatized on the stage of Shumei’s sanctuary. This will be followed by the always popular taiko concert in the outdoor amphitheater. We will wrap up Saturday’s activities with a special 'Sampai for World Peace' lead by Sensei Tamao Koyama back in the Sanctuary.

On Sunday, the 12th Anniversary Sampai will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include a keynote speech by Sensei Tamao Koyama who will travel from Japan to join us and share the healing Light of Jyorei with all those present. Afterward, there will be a free community luncheon, garden tours and a special art exhibition highlighting artists and imagery of the San Luis Valley.

A complete schedule of events for the weekend is listed below and in the Crestone Eagle newspaper. No RSVP’s are required for any of the weekends events. We highly recommend arriving at least 1/2 hour early to park and be seated prior to events beginning.


The Shumei International Institute
in Crestone Colorado

On a thirty-five acre site, high in the Sangre de Christo Mountains of the San Luis Valley in Colorado, Shinji Shumeikai has created a new spiritual center. Shumei was drawn to this location by its natural beauty and spiritual energy. Other spiritual and religious groups from throughout the world also have felt this special place’s allure and built ashrams, monasteries, and retreat centers at Crestone.
It is our desire to become an active participant in this vital community.




The Crestone Center
is the home of the Shumei International Institute (SII), a newly established non-profit corporation created to promote spiritual growth through interfaith activities, the practice of Natural Agriculture, and the sponsorship of cultural events.

Similar to Shumei’s Kishima Island in Japan, the Crestone Center will serve as a retreat for Shumei’s members. The site also will be an international venue for cultural, environmental, spiritual, and interfaith activities. In addition, symposia focusing on Shumei’s special concern with art*, spirituality*, and the environment* will be hosted at this facility.

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Shumei International Institute
3000 East Dream Way Road P.O.Box 998 Crestone, CO 81131-0998