The Mythic Shamballah

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Legend has it that Shamballah is a land of enlightened beings; a ‘Pure Land’. The word Shamballah is derived from a Sanskrit term that translates as ‘tranquil-certain’; it’s a place of peace, tranquility, and clarity.

According to some, Shamballah is a real place, but one that exists in a very rarified state, unreachable and imperceptible to the profane.

The Dalai Lama said this of Shamballah at a Kalachakra intitiation:

Although those with special affiliation may actually be able to go there through their karmic connection, nevertheless it is not a physical place that we can actually find. We can only say that it is a pure land, a pure land in the human realm. And unless one has the merit and the actual karmic association, one cannot actually arrive there.”

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Fortunately there’s a Shamballah you can reach in the real world, near the Cape Point nature reserve, in Cape Town!

 

bindi it’s a place of peace and shiny happy people

TEA it’s a tea house

healing a sanctuary, an apothecary for body mind and soul

nature acres of glorious nature to love and adore

astro2 it’s a space to gather, teach, learn and work wonders

praya haven on the road to heaven