Kanyu / Feng-shui

The Shambhala vision is vast and extends beyond our national borders and beyond our lifetimes. In fact we are the inheritants of countless generations of ancestor warriors, who paved this particular path. We in turn will be ancestor to countless generations of warriors succeeding us. The mandala we help to build has as its view the notion of Enlightened Society, which is based on compassion and fearlessness.

With that view, we are creating sacred spaces to attain enlightenment. Space effects the mind and therefore it is important to our practice. So we are very careful to select appropriate locations to fulfil our purposes and to draw benefit from the energies of the land.

The land is the most powerful carrier of energy. Landforms are studied and used, to determine the optimal configuration for aligning their inherent energy with human effort and purposes. This is used for spiritual, governmental and for domestic purposes. So in our case we use this knowledge for planning Shambhala Centres, Land Centres and our government buildings.

The purpose of Feng-shui is to study the way the energy of the land affects the people living on it. So ideally, we plan our centres – their location and their appearance, in accordance with the landforms and their energies. In that we align land energy with human energy. Also heaven or time makes energy fluctuate. The words Feng-shui actually mean ‘wind‘ and ‘water‘. These have multiple meanings, all connected with dispersion and collection of energy.

So establishing a Shambhala Centre starts with studying the visible energies, through K’an-yü of the area, followed by an appraisal of the architecture and floor plan of the property. Then an analysis is made of the invisible energies and a Flying Star Chart is calculated. This is a diagram showing the hidden energetics of the building. In the document below all of this is explained. The document also provides information on the organization of the sacred space of the Shambhala Centre, on the Court Principle and on the Protectors.

K’an-yü and Feng-shui in Shambhala Environments:

The Land Drala & Lungta Factor in Shambhala Environments

The Land Drala & Lungta Factor in Shambhala Environments – PDF

Shambhala Centers located in areas where land dralas are rich and plentiful can enrich the space, support practice, attract blessings, and induce harmony in the community.  Shambhala Centers located in neighborhoods with high lungta will attract new members, retain existing membership, and uplift the practice environment.

Kanyu: A Journey Through the Mind and Body of the Land

Kanyu – Journey through Mind and Body of the Land – PDF

An in-depth explanation of Kanyu principles.

PART I: The traditions of K’an-yü and Feng-shui in Shambhala

SE – PART I – Kanyu and Fengshui in Shambhala

In this document we will highlight a number of themes based on the teachings of Eva Wong given over the course of a number of years during her travels in the service of Shambhala.

PART II: Energetics of Shambhala Centres

PART II – Energetics of Shamhala Centres – PDF

In this document we focus on the Shambhala Court principle and its energetics. This knowledge will help us with its application in our Shambhala practice centres.

PART III: Feng-shui Consultation for Shambhala Centres

PART III – On Fengshui Consutations – PDF

In this document we will focus on the application of Feng shui in our Shambhala practice centres, in order to make optimal use of the space we have. This document is particularly helpful when you need a Feng-shui consultation for your local Shambhala Centre. You might need such advice when you are looking for a (new) building or property or when you plan to do renovations.