Demystifying Shambhala (eBook)

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Description

Within each of us is an extraordinary potential for love and compassion that is capable of completely transforming the way that we experience our world. Through the ancient wisdom of the Kalachakra teachings it is possible to unlock this potential and manifest a sublime realm of experience, free from all forms of suffering and conflict. This state of eternal bliss is known by some as Shambhala.

For the first time ever, Khentrul Rinpoché explores deep into the hidden meaning of Shambhala and why it is so important for overcoming the problems in this world. With great precision and clarity he dispels the many layers of confusion that have built up around this often misunderstood subject, while also introducing a profound method for spiritual development that is rooted in an unbiased and expansive approach.

Representing more than a thousand years of collective experience, the Jonang Masters have faithfully preserved the Kalachakra teachings in an unbroken lineage making it possible for you to hold this book in your hand today. No matter where you are on your own spiritual journey, these teachings provide an essential map for how to go beyond all forms of limitation and to realise the ultimate nature of reality.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Homage
Editor’s Preface
Introduction

PART ONE: DISCOVERING THE TRUTH OF SHAMBHALA

1 Myths of Shambhala
2 The Four Reliances
3 Realms of Opportunity
4 Manifesting Shambhala
5 The Evolution of Shambhala

PART TWO: THE JONANG-SHAMBHALA TRADITION

6 The Wisdom of Shambhala Emerges
7 Gateway to the Definitive Meaning
8 The Kalki King of Tibet
9 The Jonang Dharma Flourishes
10 Crisis in Central Tibet
11 Survival in the East
12 Challenges in a New World

PART THREE: SHAPING THE WORLD

13 Experiencing Shambhala in Your Life
14 Towards a Golden Age

APPENDICES

I Prayer for the Self-Liberation from Death through the Sublime Realm of Shambhala
II Comparison between Sanskrit and Tibetan listings of the Shambhala Kings
III The Jonang-Shambhala Lineage of Kalachakra
IV The Jonang Lineage of Other-Emptiness
V Map of Tibet

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