The West’s largest Buddhist stupa rises in Spain
By Lee Lawrence, CSM, March 18, 2009
Unexpected stupa: The Benalmádena Enlightenment Stupa rises 108 feet high and stretches 82 feet across at the base – the largest in the West.
Benalmádena, Spain — Dressed in dark jeans and jacket, Dizi Btissam fingers a motorcycle helmet as she listens to a young man with thick eyelashes and wavy hair. Behind them, a gilded statue of Buddha looks benignly down at a row of poinsettias.