The Mythic Shamballah
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;
its a place of peace, tranquillity, and clarity.
According to some, Shamballah is a real place, but one that exists in a very rarefied 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."
Fortunately theres a Shamballah you can reach in the real world,
near the Cape Point nature reserve, in Cape Town!
Its a place of peace and shiny happy people
Its a tea house
A sanctuary, an apothecary for body mind and soul
Acres of glorious nature to love and adore
Its a space to gather, teach, learn and work wonders
A haven on the road to heaven.