Sunday, September 1, 2013

Journey To Shambala~Oliver Shanti and Friends



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About Shambhala:-

In Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Shambhala (or Shambala) is a mystical kingdom hidden somewhere beyond the snow peaks of the Himalayas. It is mentioned in various ancient texts including the Kalachakra and the ancient texts of the Zhang Zhung culture which pre-dated Tibetan Buddhism in western Tibet. The Bon scriptures speak of a closely-related land called Olmolungring.
Shambhala in the Buddhist Kalachakra Teachings:-
Buddha prophecized that all who received the Kalachakra empowerment would take rebirth in its mandala of consciousness.

The Kingdom of Shambhala takes a central place in the Kalachakra teachings. Shambhala (Tib. bde 'byung) is a Sanskrit term meaning place of peace/tranquility/happiness. Shakyamuni Buddha is said to have taught the Kalachakra tantra on request of King Suchandra, also the teachings are said to be preserved there. Shambhala is said to be a society where all the inhabitants are enlightened, centered around a capital city called Kalapa. War and injustice are said to be unknown there, and it is said to be peopled by beautiful women and men dwelling in magnificent abodes.

The mythical land of Shangri-La has long held a spiritual appeal. But is it really mythical? Could such a place really exist?

Popularized by the book Lost Horizon, the myth of the city Shangri-La conjures images of a sort of earthly paradise, with no wars, sickness or disease. But there is far more to the story than meets the eye.

The question of what exactly Shangri-La is becomes the key to the mystery. For most, the image has been synonymous with the idea of the Holy Grail -- an ideal that one searches for all their life and never obtains unless one is proven worthy.

But for others it presents a tantalizing possibility of a truly hidden land that may be accessible if one can only find the way in. And many believe that way can be found in Tibet.