Gyuto Monks of Tibet return to Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens to celebrate the 3rd birthday of the Kalachakra World Peace Stupa.
Monday 24 – Saturday 29 August 2015
From 10:30am to 4:30pm
With a special community event with Free Entry for everyone all day on Saturday 29 August 2015, 10:00am to 5:00pm – Kalachakra World Peace Stupa 3rd Birthday. Birthday celebrations will be led by Sonam Dorjee conferring the White Tara Long Life Empowerment.
From Monday August 24th through Friday August 28th there will be a daily program of morning and afternoon chants, meditations, Tantric artwork and entertaining cultural activities for kids. On Saturday 29 August there will be Free Entry all day for celebrations of the Kalachakra World Peace Stupa’s 3rd birthday.
The Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens welcome the return of the Gyuto Monks of Tibet to celebrate the 3rd birthday of the Kalachakra World Peace Stupa at the end of August. Four monks will be visiting, led by Gen Sonam Dorjee, who has been a Gyuto monk for the past 45 years and has completed seven years in solitary retreat – a rare feat even within the monastic community.
From Monday August 24th through Friday August 28th the Gyuto monks will hold daily chanting sessions, meditations on the theme of The Big Picture, a series of public talks on Compassion Leadership plus the much loved Culture for Kids classes, providing something uplifting for everyone.
During their stay the Gyuto Monks will also make a home-size Prayer Wheel House and construct a special exquisite Tara Sand Mandala.
The Gyuto Monks will be conducting a Blessing Ceremony for the Crystal Castle’s new prayer wheels and performing the White Tara Long Life Empowerment, a guided visualization that everyone can benefit from.
During the ceremony, the monks will chant for an hour followed by a guided visualization and initiation after which the monks will offer blessing cords / bracelets to everyone and people may make offerings to the monks. Personal Pujas may be arranged on request.
This is a unique opportunity to participate in an ancient custom and a powerful ceremony for personal, regional and world transformation.
For full program visit crystalcastle.com.au/experiences/gyuto-monks–daily-program-2015/