At the end of March the stupa was filled with all the precious items and sealed. At that point, the monks had completed the sculpting on the top half of the stupa. They are returning to the Crystal Castle on Friday 3rd August to do their program, while continuing the sculpting and painting of the bottom half of the stupa.
The Gyuto Monks Of Tibet Return To Crystal Castle
Towards Completion Of The Kalachakra World Peace Stupa
Friday 3rd August – Sunday 12th August - Pure Peace – Acceptance Of Difference
CONSECRATION CEREMONIES: Over 10 days, the monks will institute the necessary steps to help the Stupa last for 1000 years bringing peace to the Byron Shire. It will be a time for the final sculpting to be completed on the Stupa itself followed by the painting in rich blue and gold.
It is a time of preparation, of readying the environment for the Stupa and for the community to come together in a pure sense, empty of all animosity dedicating the whole area as a suitable area in which to house the stupa.
The monks will conduct the requisite preparations by cutting and rolling Mantras, washing and scenting statues, cutting and grinding juniper, crushing incense and gathering ingredients such as herbs, spices, gold, silver and precious metals.
Some will be sculpting on the stupa while others will be working with the community in the Discovery Room preparing the necessary ceremonial materials for encasement in statues as a prelude to the major blessing consecration of the stupa and community’s Buddha statues in October.
During the preparations the monks will conduct a daily program of:
Friday 3rd - Sunday 12th
10.30 - 11.00 Morning Meditation
11.00 - 12.00 Culture for Kids
12.00 - 1.00 Meditation Series ‘Finding Pure Peace’
By request Personal Pujas may be arranged throughout the days.
Friday 3rd – Monday 6th Special events with Gen Lama Thupten Phuntsok
2.00 - 3.00 Public Talk Series ‘ Acceptance Of Difference
Friday 3rd - Identity ‘ I am Unique’
Saturday 4th - Generational Resistance
Sunday 5th - Embracing Connectivity
Monday 6th - Same Same but Different
Sunday 5th 3.15 – 4.15 Jab Khru Ceremony
A powerful ceremony for effecting change in one’s life. By appt. & offering.
Sunday August 12th
Free Entry for all up to 11.30am
Long Life Ceremony “Tsewang” 11.30am - 2pm
A Long Life offering ceremony ‘Tsewang’ for sponsors of the Kalachakra Stupa and the whole community will be held, with everyone attending traditionally invited to dress in their finest clothes as per Tibetan tradition.
The Final Stage
Consecration Ceremonies For Completion Of The Stupa
Thursday October 18th –Sunday 28th
The culmination of two years of physical and spiritual effort and many years of hopes and dreams, the Kalachakra World Peace Stupa will finally be completed in 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 for 10 days preparing and putting the finishing touches to their great work.
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 know as ‘Sangye Tong Ku’.
Thursday October 25 - Consecration Ceremony The community are invited to bring their statues to be blessed, either physically or metaphorically in this special consecration ceremony.
Stay tuned for more details !
Saturday October 27 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.
Learn more about the World Peace Stupa