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May the New Year be Bright !!

     I would like to wish all our Shumei family and friends, from here and around the world, a very happy New Year. In 2014 the Shumei International Institute renews its commitment to interfaith activities as part of the unique and beautiful community of Crestone that Hanne and Maurice Strong’s vision has brought forth. We will do this by once again sponsoring interfaith day activities on the Saturday leading up to our 12th Anniversary this coming May.

     We are also eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first class of students from The Miho Institute of Aesthetics in Japan. Beginning this year SII will host 40 students every year for a Summer program here in Crestone. It seems fitting as SII moves through it’s second decade, that we play a part in guiding new generations “…in recognizing truth, performing good deeds, and seeking beauty.”



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