- Shambhala is for people that seek genuine and fearless existence as human beings.
- Shambhala is also written about in Buddhist book Kalacakra.
- Shambhala is a statement on human condition and human potential.
- Shambhala teachings present logic of mind and heart.
- Shambhala aids the experience and challenge of being human.
- Shambhala warriors are dedicated to primordial confidence.
- Shambhala teachings are founded on the premise that basic human wisdom can solve all the world's problems.
- *Shambhala's first principle is not being afraid of who you are.
- **Shambhala's premise is that one who discovers what they can inherently offer the world is the only one that can create an enlightened society for others.
- ***Shambhala urges its warriors to discover real goodness by appreciating very simple experiences.
- ****Shambhala warriors know that there is an undiluted and unconfused nature of basic goodness in all human beings.
- Shambhala teaches that all human goodness contains tremendous gentleness and appreciation.
- Shambhala warriors have a genuine sense of humor - meaning appreciating reality with a light touch.
* Know Thyself
** Changing Minds to Change Lives
*** Simple Life
****Looking at Others and Seeing their Best Potential
Part 1, Chapter 2 - Discovering Basic Goodness
- Shambhala warriors explore their basic goodness with mind-body unifying basic meditations.
- Shambhala warriors come to understand that we are very simple; not ordinary but extraordinary.
- *Shambhala warriors in meditation sit simply to arouse dignity and really truly believe that the earth deserves us, and we it.
* Living a Dignified Life Close to the Earth
- Shambhala teachings are not concerned with divine origin.
- Shambhala teaches that being is good because it is not a source of aggression or complaint.
- *Shambhala teaches that we realize basic goodness by appreciating what we have with the boddhicitta (awakened heart).
- Shambhala meditation is a means to awaken genuine heart within yourself.
- **Shambhala warriors give birth to fearlessness by experiencing a sad and tender heart.
- Shambhala warriors welcome the world as it tickles our raw and beautiful hearts.
** Working to Abolish Fear
Part 1, Chapter 4 - Fear and Fearlessness
- Shambhala teaches that fearlessness is not the absence of fear but the transcendance over and beyond fear itself.
- Shambhala traditions discover fearlessness by working with the soft human heart.
Part 1, Chapter 5 - Synchronizing Mind and Body
- Shambhala mind-body synchronization teaches fearlessness as accurate and absolutely directs relation with phenomenal world by attuning sense perceptions, mind and vision.
Part 1, Chapter 6 - The Dawn of the Great Eastern Sun
- Shambhala suggests we replace fear of death with a focus on sense of reality and gratitude toward life that leaves a trail of dignity after we pass.
- Shambhala teaches the vision of the great eastern sun, based on:
- Celebrating life
- Appreciating World
- Seeing source of natural radiance and brilliance
- Shambhala's Great Eastern Sun is the innate rising wakefulness in all ruman beings that operates in logic of our ability to return to the primordial ground.
- Shambhala advises against the setting sun approach which serves visions we can't consume and therefore must throw away.
- Shambhala teaches that when you get close to the truth you can tell the truth and feel great.
- Shambhala emphasizes how we can always return to the primordial groudn with the logic of the Great Eastern Sun.
...to be continued...