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November 28, 2017 General

Interview with a Buddha

Where do you come from? I was once part of a spectacular active volcano, the Mountain of Fire, in Borobodur, Java. Delicately carved from cooled lava by a master carver I was chosen to sit in the largest temple nearby. How did you get here? The head priest deemed the marks on my left cheek, […]

August 25, 2017 General

Nepal Flood Relief

August 7, 2017 General

Nepal Eco Earthbrick Building Project

March 9, 2017 Charity Events

You helped make the first ever Kathmandu Wheelchair Marathon happen!

We are deeply grateful and thank you all for supporting Crystal Castle, your generosity means we can do a lot of good in the world.

February 14, 2017 General

Jakob Leshcly: Buddhist Meditation Workshops

Join us in February & March, when we will be opening our doors to Buddhist & meditation teacher, Jakob Leschly. As an insider of both Buddhist and modern cultures, he will bring to life the inspiration and warmth of the Buddhist tradition in a series of stand-alone programs, on three Saturdays at Crystal Castle & […]

February 2, 2017 Event

Daily Movement Meditation

Every day from 10.45 – 11am we are holding a simple moving & breathing meditation that is free once inside. A great way to start your enriching day at the magical Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens. The moving & breathing meditation is based on a 7-minute practise created by Mark Whitwell, the “7 Minute Wonder”, […]

January 25, 2017 General

7 days of Smudging

An Introduction to the Traditional Art of Clearing Space with Smoke.   Day 1 of 7: What is Smudging? The traditional practice of purifying a room or space with the smoke of sacred herbs to release negative energy. It can be used heal, purify, protect, honour or invoke particular energy.   Day 2 of 7: Before […]

January 16, 2017 Event

Daily Statue Puja Ritual

As you wander the enchanting Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens you will notice an abundance of statues, or Deities that originate from various Eastern Traditions. These Deities are not seen as external Gods or Godesses, but reflect qualities in us that are constantly accessible. Each Deity represents a different quality, so in order to keep […]

December 9, 2016 General

REBUILD NEPAL Report, from Naren King

REBUILD NEPAL REPORT 26 NOVEMBER 2016, from Naren King, Crystal Castle founder. We have just returned from almost 4 weeks on the ground in Nepal. Once again our 2nd Rebuild Nepal benefit concert with Toni Childs and friends was a great success. Thanks to our generous community, we have now raised over $80,000. This includes […]

August 23, 2016 General

Giant Shiva Lingam

Five years ago the Crystal Castle acquired a giant stone Shiva Lingam from the Narmada River in India, which is one of the seven holy places of pilgrimage in India. It took two more years to find a matching carved marble yoni base to fit the lingam. Finally, the shiva lingam and its base have […]

August 23, 2016 General

The Enchanted Cave is here!

After a mammoth journey and a HUGE two days, the Enchanted Cave from Uruguay is finally here! It took 7 hours and several teams of experts to “birth” it from its shipping container at the port in Brsbane, who said it was their biggest challenge in 50 years! It was then we discovered that the […]