I have been going to The Crystal Castle for many, many years, since it was just a small gift shop. During the years it has grown so much in both size and popularity. Since then there have the addition of the Cafe with glorious healthy, clean and fresh ( and cheeky ) food, and they cater for every ones needs, with the last time I was here the addition of gluten free alternatives, which I love!The amazing gardens have matured, The Buddha Walk is awe- inspiring, relaxing, enchanting and informative, there is so much for the kids to do also and of course the crystals, wow! There has been so much care taken in design and you can see and feel that there has been lots of love gone into every detail. The owners and friendly staff clearly love what they do, it comes through in everything. But the one thing that has never changed is the ambiance of the place, the energy and the love. To keep that atmosphere in the growth of visitors is remarkable.
They are always having special guests visit for classes and such a variety, something for everyone, whether you are increasing your own skills or even the curious.
Recently we have had the privilege to be apart of the building of the World Peace Stupa, one of only 7 in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. None of which would have been possible without the generosity of Naren and Sono and the love of the Gyuto Monks.
This is one of my favourite places to be, it always has and it will continue to be. I am guaranteed to feel uplifted, grounded, relaxed and at peace again after my day ( and yes! you need a whole day ) there. Nestled in the beautiful country behind Byron Bay. What more could you want? I love this place, and I highly recommend you visit.