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
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.
Visiting the Shumei International Institute