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Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

The term genuine Shambhala environment implies a place that:

  • Arises from the ground of unconditional sacredness.
  • Is in keeping with the vision of the Sakyong Lineage.
  • Is arranged as a complete mandala, according to the principles of Heaven, Earth and Man, and Lha Nyen and Lu.
  • Is based on and fosters the manifestation of the Three Courts.
  • Is attuned to cosmic drala as well as local drala and culture.
  • Is situated according to K’an-yü/Feng-shui principles and local landforms.
  • Is ecological, sustainable and accessible in vision and design.
  • Reflects in form and space, the Outer, Inner and Secret aspects of the path and lineage of Shambhala Buddhism.
  • Contributes to, and is linked spiritually and energetically with, the greater Shambhala mandala through which it is empowered.
  • Incorporates appropriate Shambhala iconography, heraldry and graphics.
  • Accommodates its purposes and activities in an uplifted and elegant manner, and is accessible to the broader community.

For further information about this topic please refer to these other materials on our site: Shambhala Environment: Creating A Drala Culture and the articles provided by Dr. Wong in the Kanyu/Fengshui page.