The Stupa at the Crystal Castle is a Kalachakra Stupa, a rare sacred monument created to protect against negative energies. It is known as the World Peace Stupa, and its specific purpose is to restore balance to the earth in times of war, conflict and environmental destruction.
One of only seven in the world and the only stupa in the southern hemisphere, this amazing structure has been engineered to last 1,000 years. Tibetans believe that great benefit can be gained from walking clockwise around the Stupa. Indeed, the mere sight of a stupa is said to put you in touch with your own innate goodness, inspiring compassion, kindness and ultimately good karma.
“This Stupa is very important for Byron Bay, the whole of Australia and for world peace.”
Gen Lama Thupten Phuntsok, Gyuto Monk elder
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Janelle JByron Bay, NSW
Crystal Castle has been around for ages and as a long-time local it was one of those places that I always thought I'd get around to visiting... one day.
I finally made it this year, when we visited for my daughter's birthday.
It's a great place to wander around, learn about crystals and enjoy a wonderful meal in the lovely cafe. Highly recommended.
Dearne & Brian KNeutral Bay, NSW
Wow ! OMG - Awesome - we've been here 6 hrs and I don't want to leave...
Kellie BMelbourne, VIC
I visited Crystal Castle while on a family trip in August, as soon as you drive in the gates you can feel a peaceful and positive energy surround you,
it's absolutely magical.