Shambhala is a global network of people from all walks of life, dedicated to the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness.
Over the centuries, the Shambhala teachings on human dignity have been kept alive and are now being shared and studied worldwide. Millions have read and treasured the Shambhala teachings. They have been translated into more than a dozen major languages – in live teachings, recordings, books and online broadcasts.
Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.
According to the Shambhala tradition we are living through an age of greed and aggression. We harm ourselves, each other and our planet.
The Shambhala teachings offer an antidote to this crisis. This was the basis of the legendary Kingdom of Shambhala, a society that fostered the inherent goodness of its people. Shambhala Vision tells us that we can experience a natural source of radiance and brilliance in the world, which is the innate wakefulness of human beings.
From this deep, profoundly human foundation, it is possible to extend that out and create what the Shambhala tradition calls “enlightened society.” This vision offers possibilities for a radical paradigm shift – not a utopia, but a culture in which life’s challenges are met with kindness, generosity and courage.
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