Domeshells Builds Kalachakra World Peace Stupa at Crystal Castle Byron Bay
The Kalachakra World Peace Stupa, is the first of its kind to be built in the Southern Hemisphere and aims to protect against negative energies and restore balance to the earth in times of war, conflict and environmental destruction – says Gen Lama Thupten Phontsok, the Tibeten Monk monk who has provided guidance on the Stupa design and dimensions.
Seems we really need all the help we can get on planet earth right now. The project certainly impacted many lives from it’s conception followed by project planing, design and construction to a Shrine celebrating the highest aspirations of human kind – Love, Kindness, Compassion, inner Peace.
Building of The Buddhist World Peace Stupa
Traditionally such a structure would be built out of stone, brick and/or concrete.
Domeshells designed and built the Stupa in staged modules to suite a rapid on site assembly that coordinated with the ceremonial stages of construction.
Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC)
Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC) is the material used to cast the detailed geometry of the external structural skin of the Stupa.
Building of the World Peace Stupa
The Stupa is built in stages and finally assembled on 30 March 2012. Each stage forms a separate chamber which is ceremonially filled with written prayers, artefacts and sacred objects before the chamber is sealed and ready for the next level of the Stupa construction. The intricate decorations were hand carved by the dedicated Guyoto Monks over several weeks.
“The patterning, molding and casting of the square stepped elements, the sphere and the crown assembly was an intricate piece of work” says Chris Brown, Domeshells CEO. “It’s a very unusual and interesting project and it’s been a privilege to be involved.”
Official Opening of the Kalachakra World Peace Stupa
The Stupa was officially opened on 26 October 2012