Colour is a universal, cross-cultural language that holds memories, feelings and develops the imagination. Indulge your senses as Julie guides you on an experiential personal journey using the language of colour.
Explore colour in a deeper way, through visual meditation and creativity through colouring. Connect with your colours, express through feelings, intuition and then colour your own 'visual meditations' or 'doorways' to your unique expression.
Experience special meditation techniques using colour and imagery to learn about the language and vibration of colour, as it connects to us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Using Julie's Journey in Colour cards, you will be given insights into your purpose and creativity, develop your intuitive awareness and balance emotions to discover a playful way to the spirit!
These processes can be useful as tools to use in our personal and professional lives and also for Art therapists and Counsellors.
When: Saturday 24th November
Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Price: $159 ~ Includes lunch, coffee or tea, entry and your own set of Julie's Journey in Colour Cards to use for future inspiration.
Online booking facility is now closed. You may still book in on Saturday 24th in person at the Crystal Castle. Please ask for Jo at 10am sharp.
Facilitator ~ Julie Pretyman
Julie became a school teacher in 1975 and taught for 15 years before exploring her interest in art. This led her into creating very expressionistic, colourful paintings which then led into the most exciting journey of her life!
As she 'tuned' into the vibration of colour, the paintings became meditations and tools for spiritual awareness. The 45 Kaleidoscope cards were created and became part of programs for both adults and children.
Julie has taught both adults and children in workshops in Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania.
Come and be part of our inspirational team!!
Love the wonderful gardens and rainforest here? Want to learn about gardening in the sub-tropics?
Come and be a part of the Crystal Castle team and culture, learn about the gardens, the crystals and the statues.
Work together and feel connected to Mother Earth. Enjoy tea, coffee, cake and lunch "on the castle".
Relax or meditate to absorb and appreciate the beauty and peace of the magical Shambhala Gardens.
Our next volunteer program begins Thursday 4th October and runs for four Thursdays.
8.30am to 3pm. Morning tea and Lunch is on the Castle.
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Here is what one of our recent Shambhala garden volunteers had to say about her time here….
An amazing experience! All the staff are super friendly and educating. Awesome environment!
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.
Available now at the Crystal Castle and our Online shop only $9
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Buy for yourself, or send as a gift to a friend anywhere in the world !
After 7 years of dreaming, remembering, sifting, and creating by Crystal Castle owners Sono and Naren King, Castle staff, and many friends, we proudly present….
“The Crystal Castle Experience” – A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated Guide to the Crystal Castle.
Printed on high quality paper, the Crystal Castle Experience features 120 A4 size pages of gorgeous photos and in-depth information about all aspects of the Crystal Castle - it’s amazing crystals, awe-inspiring statues, magical Shambhala Gardens, fascinating history, the Gyuto Monks and the World Peace Stupa, the diversity of wildlife, the café, and the wonderful staff who bring all of these wonders to life.
With much gratitude to Northern Rivers Tourism and Destination NSW, who have helped sponsor this publication, in appreciation of the Crystal Castle's contribution to alternative, meaningful, creative tourism in NSW.
The main intention of this guide is to deepen and enrich the experience of all of our visitors and it is a must to take home as the ultimate memory of your visit to the Crystal Castle, or an inspiration to visit us if you haven't yet been here.
'My desire in creating this guide is to offer you something to deepen your experience here at the Crystal Castle. I have attempted to answer the multitude of questions that our visitors frequently ask. As you will see, we have endeavoured to represent many paths, hopefully all leading towards bringing peace and harmony into our lives. We have a wonderful canvas to play with - the magic of nature, the joys of spiritual art and the wisdom of alternative paths of consciousness. We are not affiliated with any religion but we honour, respect and feel all around us, grace, beauty and the presence of something greater. I hope you enjoy reading this guide to the Crystal Castle. It has been a dream for many years to create it for you.'
Sono King CCE
Click here to buy online, only $ 9 including shipping to anywhere in the world…
We are happy to announce the Labyrinth has had a total renewal, due to the beautiful work of Mick, John and Warwick of the Crystal Castle team, and Patrick from Interactive Landscapes. It is looking absolutely fantastic, and feels better than ever.
Referred to as A Walk of Spiritual Reflection, the labyrinth can be used simply as a peaceful walk or as an opportunity to quietly reflect and allow the space for an answer to arise. A suggestion is for the walker to hold a question in their mind whilst allowing themselves to be receptive or 'invite in' guidance.
In the Middle Ages an eleven-circuit labyrinth design divided into four quadrants became popular. It was often found in Gothic Cathedrals but over time many of these eleven-circuit designs were destroyed or intentionally removed. The most famous labyrinth still in existence today is at Chartres Cathedral near Paris. Its labyrinth was built around 1200 AD.
Created in 2000, the Crystal Castle’s labyrinth is based on this same design. The walker meanders through each of the four quadrants several times before reaching the goal. An expectancy is created as to when the centre will be reached. At the centre is a rosette design which has a rich symbolic value including that of enlightenment.
This amazing place has been the site for wedding ceremonies and solstice rituals with its mystical setting and rose quartz flower of life at the centre.
Our Crystal Castle team at work
Raising Men - Pathways to Manhood
This is not a Crystal Castle event, but we just have to share it as it's such a profound offering from our friends at Raising Men.
Raising Men is a 6 Day bush camp for boys aged 12 - 15 and their fathers or a male mentor, and Crystal Castle owner Naren and his son Toby will be attending this December (there's also a camp in September). Developer and Facilitator Dr Arne Rubinstein is an expert on adolescent development.
Pathways to manhood programs have been running since 1994 and thousands of families have been touched by this life changing event. We are proud to share about the next generation of camps, Raising Men, which will also include a structured follow up to provide ongoing support and opportunities for the young men.
All the facilitators are pathways trained and we hope that like so many others you will experience this life changing event.
Says Naren "I have known Arne and several of the facilitators for many years, they are extraordinary individuals doing great work. I have seen a lot of young men emerge tall and strong from this week in the bush, after an extraordinary life-changing journey. I believe initiation of our young men is sadly lacking in our present culture, and this fills that gap."
Please share & invite other interested people to this event.
NBN news came along for the Stupa construction day on the 29th March.
Here is an extract from the full story aired that evening.
A sacred Buddhist monument designed to last 1000 years is taking shape at the Crystal Castle.
The Kalachakra Stupa, is the first of it’s kind in the Southern Hemisphere and is meant to be a good omen in times of war, conflict and natural disasters.
Today monks placed sacred scrolls and objects inside the monument, before it was sealed shut.
“The Tibeten buddhist believe just seeing a stupa, being involved with it or just touching it or being around it in any form is good for Karma and spiritual development”
The monument should be finished before the end of the year.
Story: Anna Rosendahl
Gyuto Monks Of Tibet
‘Standing For Peace’ The next stage of the World Peace Stupa
Thursday March 29 To Sunday April 1
Come and be part of history, helping to bring peace to our world.
Gates open 8.45 am this Thursday 29th & Friday 30th March
Free Entry both days until 10 am!
Join the monks in a historic event !
An extraordinary milestone in the completion of the World Peace Stupa will take place this week.
Thursday will see most of the body of the monument erected in one amazing day.
On Friday work continues and on Saturday at 6pm, join the monks in a remarkable Harmonic Chanting Performance, an evening fundraiser for the stupa. Pre-book your evening ticket here
The monks will continue their wonderful program right through Sunday April 1st
Click here for the full program.