Kalachakra World Peace Stupa Update
August has seen another important stage of the World Peace Stupa come to fruition. It has been a time of consecration ceremonies and the final sculpting on the Stupa itself followed by painting in rich blue and gold.
The Long Life Ceremony “Tsewang” for the sponsors of the Kalachakra World Peace Stupa and the whole community was the close for the monks August visit with over 600 people attending.
The culmination of two years of physical and spiritual effort, many years of hopes and dreams, the Kalachakra World Peace Stupa will finally be completed in October during a huge Blessing Ceremony. As usual there will be much to do to prepare for this momentous occasion and the monks will be in residence again for 10 days prior preparing and putting the finishing touches to their great work.
Thursday 18th - Sunday 28th October
Consecration Ceremonies For The Completion Of The Stupa
October is a time to fill and consecrate the statues destined for the benefactors of the Prayer Wheels to be placed around the Stupa. The monks will perform all the traditional rites associated with filling, sealing and consecrating the Buddha statues.
It is also a process of honouring the concept of community and inviting their participation and involvement. Calling in all the Buddhas to a state of ‘Auspicious Co-incidence’, the aim will be to create a Buddhaverse, a universe of Buddhas through the blessing of 1000 Buddhas known as ‘Sangye Tong Ku’.
In the Discovery Room at the Castle, much chanting will take place, the monks will paint, that is, gild, the faces of the Buddha statues, many large torma statues will be created, coloured thread will be woven to connect the sacred objects and all will be gathered together for transportation to the Stupa area where the ceremony is to be conducted.
Meanwhile Crystal Castle principal sponsors will guide the ritual attendant to the energy points of the whole property by buggy and he will duly identify them with the sacred Memory Mirror – these areas will ultimately be revisited by the monks during the Blessing Ceremony and prayers chanted, sacred saffron water sprayed in the key areas and grains of rice thrown, symbolizing prosperity and long life.
All of Byron and surrounding areas will be dedicated as a Buddhafield as the monks, in yellow hats circumambulating the stupa conduct the ultimate dedication of this great monument to World Peace on Saturday October 27.
Stay tuned for more details !
Did you know… The World Peace Kalachakra stupa being built at Crystal Castle is not only the first in the southern hemisphere, but it is also the most readily accessible in the western world….
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Sacred Sound Journey Workshop with Lyz Cooper (UK)
Sound has been used for healing and meditation for thousands of years. In this experiential workshop we will explore how sound can be such an effective tool for deep inner healing and raising consciousness.
Throughout the day we will experience sound baths using crystal bowls, voice and Himalayan bowls. The aim of these sessions is to enable you to discover more about yourself as the sound facilitates a dialogue with the different levels of your being. Identify and help release energy imbalances that may have held you back for lifetimes and come away with many different techniques you can use to explore your inner and outer universe.
No experience is necessary. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners to advanced sound practitioners.
When: Saturday 25th August
Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Price: $149 - Includes lunch, coffee or tea and entry.
Spaces are limited, and bookings essential
Book before the 17th August and receive a $25 voucher to spend on crystals at the Crystal Castle.
Lyz Cooper was the first person in the UK to offer professional training courses in sound therapy. The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) was formed in 2000 following many years of research and development. Lyz is a published author and specialises in bringing together ancient knowledge and teachings with cutting edge science such as quantum physics, psychoimmunology and neurology to help explain why sound is such an effective transformative tool.
Lyz travels all over the world presenting her work and is delighted to be bringing the BAST methodology to Australia.
Don’t miss out on the...
Long Life “Tsewang” Ceremony
at the Crystal Castle for the sponsors of the Kalachakra World Peace Stupa and the whole community!
This Sunday, 12th August
FREE ENTRY up till 11:30am for all!
There is also a unique opportunity for your own Buddha statues and altar at home to become connected and a part of the large altar of peace being created for Byron and the region. By calling in all the Buddhas to a state of ‘Auspicious Co-incidence’ the aim will be to create a “Buddhaverse”; a universe of Buddhas through the blessing of 1000 Buddhas known as ‘Sangye Tong Ku’.
First, the statues need to be cleansed; then the monks will perform all the traditional rites associated with filling, sealing and consecrating the Buddha statues. After the cleansing this week, take them home again for the 6 week drying period, then bring them back during the October monks program for them to be filled with rolled mantras (prayers) and sealed; thereby consecrating your statues which will then sit in your home or on your altar to become part of the great peace altar of the Byron region.
We invite you to bring your personal Buddha statues with you this Sunday (or prior if you can’t make it) to begin the process. You’re welcome to bring any type of Buddha, however it does need to be hollow for the traditional rites of mantra filling to be completed. If you don’t have one, or you would like a traditional style Tibetan Buddha (traditionally Tibetan Buddhas have a pure gold face), we have some stunning statues available for purchase in our Gallery.