We are blessed to have Venerable Geshe Lhakdor, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s long term translator for over 16 years, joining us for four special days of meditation and teachings here at the Crystal Castle.

Venerable Geshe Lhakdor has served His Holiness the Dalai Lama as his translator and religious assistant since 1989, accompanying His Holiness to many important conferences and forums throughout the world. He has translated numerous books by His Holiness from English to Tibetan and from Tibetan to English.

In his highly anticipated visit here at Crystal Castle he will be sharing teachings on Patience and guiding you through insightful meditations. You don’t need to have any previous Buddhist or meditation experience to gain incredible value from this program.

Click here for detailed information, daily program and entry fees.
 

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We are honoured to hold a special movie screening of ‘Rise Of The Eco Warriors’ on Friday 11th April 2014. Join us here within the lush surrounds of the Shambhala Gardens for this intimate screening that echoes something dear to our hearts, saving rainforests and endangered animals.

The movie is about a group of passionate and adventurous young people who leave their known worlds behind to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo. Their mission is to confront one of the great global challenges of our time, saving rainforests and giving hope to endangered orangutans. Their task is enormous and the odds are against them.

Click here for more information…

Tickets are only $14 each. Purchase here


When: Friday 11th April
Where: Crystal Castle
Evening starts: 6:00pm
Movie starts: 7:00pm, length 104 minutes, rating is PG.
We will have a few special guests with us for the evening; Kodi Twiner who features in the film will be one of them.

Delicious chai, coffee and sweets will be available for you at the Lotus Café.

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The Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens in association with Karmapa Australia warmly and proudly welcome back…

The Buddha Relics Tour

Entry is Free for all Visitors to this sacred exhibition and the Crystal Castle from the evening of the 7th through to 9th March 2014.

The Crystal Castle is honoured to host the exhibition's only visit to Northern NSW and invite you all to come and visit this amazing collection as our guests.

This precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha & other Buddhist masters is currently touring the world.

Some of the relics resemble beautiful, pearl-like crystals that embody the master’s spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom. Visitors often report experiences of inspiration and healing when in the presence of the relics.

During your visit to Crystal Castle you may be able to participate in a Blessing Ceremony where relics of the Buddha are gently placed on the crown of the head as a personal blessing.

No entry fees are required during these dates:

Friday 7th March - Opening Ceremony 6pm - 8pm

Saturday 8th March 10am - 5pm

Sunday 9th March 10am - 5pm

The Maitreya Project is supported by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who says “The very name ‘Maitri’, that’s loving-kindness. Now in today’s world, we really need the promotion of loving kindness. So this is a huge project, right from the beginning, I simply admire and appreciate all the concerned people really putting in a huge effort”.

We at Crystal Castle look forward to seeing your RSVP on the event Facebook page and sharing this rare opportunity with you.

For more information regarding the Buddha Relics Tour at the Crystal Castle and the Maitreya Project, click here

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Date: Sunday 2nd February, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Gates open: 6:00pm
Location: Crystal Castle, 81 Monet Drive, Mullumbimby, NSW
RSVP: Click Here

A message from Deva and Miten -

"Hi friends - We're very happy to be able to invite you to this free evening celebration of Sacred Chant by the magnificent peace stupa at Crystal Castle.
We've been wanting to do a free event for the community for a long while, and our friends Naren and Sono have made it possible by offering their awesome venue.
We're really looking forward to spending a magical, healing, transformational evening together with you all...and to add the icing on the cake, Manose will be with us, too!
We hope to see you there.
Namaste and love, Deva and Miten"

Come prepared to sit on the grass.
This is an outdoor event in a beautiful natural amphitheatre.
Please bring your own folding chairs, cushions, blankets to put on the grass, torches, and water.
Chai & Sweets will be available for purchase.
We strongly encourage car pooling.

We at Crystal Castle look forward to seeing your RSVP on the event Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1455101284704084/

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Tibetan Fundraiser Dinner

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Friday, 24th January

6:00 pm – 9:30pm

An intimate evening with Kalon Dicki Chhoyang,

Foreign Minister of the Tibetan Government in exile

Dinner and Discussion

Fundraiser for the Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala

'A child without education is like a bird without wings.' - Tibetan proverb

Crystal Castle is honoured to bring to Australia, Kalon Dicki Chhoyang, Foreign Minister of the Tibetan government in exile.

We invite you to join us for this intimate fundraising dinner and revealing discussion about the need for continuing global dialogue, the quest for a resolution to the ongoing occupation of Tibet, and the changing role of women in Tibetan society. Participation in the Q&A is welcome so feel free to bring any questions you may have.

When: Friday, 24th January, 2014
Where: Crystal Castle, Lotus Café, 81 Monet Drive, Mullumbimby
Cost: $60 each
Time: 6:00pm for 6:30 Dinner (2-course Vegetarian) 7:15 – 8:45 conversation and Q&A

30 tickets have been reserved for Crystal Castle Annual Community passholders at the special price of $50

A fundraiser for the Tibetan Children’s Village



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Sera Mey Monks at the Crystal Castle

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Touch The Mind

The creation of The Medicine Buddha and
The Chenrezig Sand Mandalas.

Wednesday 4th to Sunday 15th December


Join us at the Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens from Wednesday 4th December as we welcome back the monks from the Sera Mey Monastery for the creation of two very special sand mandalas; The Medicine Buddha sand mandala and the Chenrezig (Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara) sand mandala.

Join the monks each day at 10.30am for meditation and to hear their beautiful chanting. Then watch the amazing creation of the sand mandala daily from 11am. Each afternoon at 3.10pm there will be a meditation and sacred Kora walk around the World Peace Stupa.

Click here for more details and the daily program
 

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Journey to Shangrila

Thursday 7 November 2013

This clever, three-dimensional ‘trompe l’oeil’ mural, by award-winning local artist Peta Laurisen (assisted by Tiffany Calder Kingston), spans the whole of the west wall of the Crystal Castle courtyard.

Painted in her specialty style that gives an illusion of depth, tricking the eye into believing it is viewing a real scene, the mural features a grand archway inspired by the famous Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia with a winding stairway leading up to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang). Taktsang is one of the holiest Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan, especially venerated because the Guru Rinpoche was said to have flown to the monastery mounted on a flaming tigress. The tiger stands guard at the entranceway, bringing awareness to the plight of this majestic animal, which is on the brink of extinction.
Symbols from twelve of the world’s main faiths are etched in the stone of the archway to represent the Oneness of humanity.

This is a very popular spot for our visitor’s to take photos.

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Crystals In Your Home

Monday 21 October 2013

An extract from the New Crystal Castle Guidebook – interview with Madonna (aka The Crystal Oracle)

Many people find it beneficial to create an area in their home that they dedicate to fostering sacred space and a stronger connection to their spiritual side. This is a place where you can set an intent for the day ahead. It is almost like a little crystal altar — an area with a selection of your favourite crystals, fresh flowers, some inspirational pictures or words and maybe a candle or vessel for burning incense or oils.

This sacred space is where you can take a moment out of your busy day to relax and connect with the wisdom inside. This is a great way to start if you haven’t meditated before or even if you’re a practised yogi!
Creating this space can be a powerful tool for transformation in your life. It’s as simple as dedicating a small table, or corner in a room, to the enrichment of your spirit.

A good idea is to also create a central crystal focus such as a geode, a crystal angel or a quartz generator. This will help to integrate and transform energies for you.

A geode or altar piece can radiate very powerfully and can therefore be used to alter the frequency of a room. One beautiful suggestion is selenite.
Selenite assists us in creating a peaceful atmosphere, and a lovely large wand or ‘log’ of selenite is a welcome addition to any room. Selenite attracts and holds spiritual energies to create a safe sacred space. Perfectly positioned in any area of the home where you feel stagnant energies exist, she lifts both you and the room to higher planes of awareness.

Many healers and therapists, including counsellors, naturopaths and body-workers, often enjoy the calming, clearing benefits of having a large piece of selenite under their table or desk.

Others simply enjoy having a bowl of small tumble stones sitting on their coffee table, so that they can dip into them at leisure when spirit calls them to.

Some people enjoy placing stones in strategic spots around the home. One idea is to place two pieces of black tourmaline at the front door to protect the home and discourage any ‘negative’ energies from entering. Another idea is to set protective crystals in all four corners of your house, room or healing space.

I find rose quartz is brilliant for this. We have some lovely raw chunks of rose quartz which I use to grid in the four corners of my cabin and healing room... Madonna

Check out our extensive range of crystals, jewellery and gifts lines at the Crystal Castle Online Shop.

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