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May 23, 2022

Stupa builder’s super job

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Regarding the stupa in the grounds of the Crystal Castle. There’ve been several congratulatory pieces in The Echo complete with photos and gushing comments on the significance of the good monks who blessed it and drew some nice pictures for the exterior. All very holy and spiritual sounding. But there’s been a consistent missing link, like, err… who actually designed and built the thing and why has he yet to be mentioned in any press release? Are they trying to convey the illusion that this holy world peace symbol arrived there by immaculate conception or perhaps through some kind of divine manifestation a la Sai Baba? Okay, this is Byron Shire, alright already!

Even so, a small word of congratulation might be in order for Christopher Brown, builder extroadinaire and ‘Dome-shells technology’ proprietor who drew up all the plans, built the moulds and components by hand (all of them unique). Not only that, he then managed the entire construction of this difficult and unwieldy build, on a site attendant with the usual ‘outdoor build in odd places’ hassles every step of the way. It would have been a proper and generous thing to do to acknowledge the innovation, degree of difficulty, hard work and talent of the man who actually made this extraordinary building. Om Shanti!

David Roupell, Ocean Shores

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