The Realm of Shambhala: A Complete Vision for Humanitys Perfection (Paperback)

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A comprehensive account of Shambhala according to the Jonang school of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Realm of Shambhala presents the Kalachakra Tantra's multilayered approach to Shambhala as taught by the Tibetan Buddhist Jonang tradition. Understood to be an ancient kingdom and physical place, Shambhala is also taught to be an exalted state of mind attainable through spiritual practices. Through cultivating peace and extending it into harmonious relationships with others, the transformative power of Shambhala can enter everyday life. This book provides a concise history and analysis of the term "Shambhala" as received in the Western world and provides a new interpretation of much-debated scriptural passages. It then details the tradition's perspective on the origins of Kalachakra literature and includes extensive lineage narratives of Jonang masters who have upheld this tradition in India and Tibet.

Khentrul Rinpoche provides a thorough explanation of Shambhala that joins practical teachings with a cosmic vision for humanity rooted in ancient prophecy. The Kalachakra Tantra foresees a golden age of love and compassion, when the individual peace attained through Kalachakra practice spreads to humankind as a whole. The Realm of Shambhala lays out a vision for how we can cultivate an unbiased mind, overcome our collective afflictions, and usher in an era of perfect peace and harmony.

About the Author

SHAR KHENTRUL JAMPHEL LODRÖ was born and raised in Tibet. He has spent over thirty years studying with a wide array of masters from all the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and considers his approach to Tibetan Buddhism to be nonsectarian. While having developed a deep respect for all spiritual traditions, for his personal path, he chose to specialize in the Kalachakra teachings.

Khentrul Rinpoche has authored several books that detail the complete Buddhist path of Kalachakra. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Rinpoche dedicates his time to teaching students from around the globe.

Praise For…

The Realm of Shambhala is a creative discussion of the legendary Buddhist utopia, presenting both the traditional perspective and Shar Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö’s own unique interpretations. The concept of Shambhala as a pure realm on earth, famous as the source of the Kalachakra teachings, is here expanded to include Shambhala as a state of mind that practitioners aspire to bring into experience.”—Cyrus Stearns, author of The Buddha from Dolpo: A Study of the Life and Thought of the Tibetan Master Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen

“This book brings to light the little known Jonangpas’ perspectives on Shambhala and on the formation of the Shambhala tradition in Tibet. Khentrul Rinpoche here argues for various, mutually connected planes of Shambhala’s existence that can be experienced at different stages of practice, and he shows how Shambhala can be experienced in this very life. Therefore, this book will be of interest and benefit not only to scholars and students of Tibetan Buddhism but also to practitioners of the Kalachakra Tantra.”—Vesna Wallace, author of The Inner Kālacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

Product Details
ISBN: 9781611808032
ISBN-10: 1611808030
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2021
Pages: 232
Language: English

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