Shamballa has significant meaning in Tibetan Buddhist and Indian Buddhist traditions. Shamballa (also spelled Shambala or Shambhala) is a mythical kingdom hidden somewhere in Inner Asia, beyond the hills of the Himalayas. It is mentioned in ancient texts, many of which pre-date Tibetan Buddhism in western Tibet.
Whatever its historical basis, Shamballa gradually came to mean and be associated with a Buddhist Pure Land, a fabulous kingdom whose reality is visionary or spiritual as much as physical or geographic. It was in this form that the Shamballa myth reached the West, where it influenced non-Buddhist as well as Buddhist spiritual seekers — and, to some extent, popular culture in general.
In Western culture Shamballa is now associated not with a physical place but as a metaphor for the spiritual path one might follow. This path is the path to enlightenment, peace, tranquility, mindfulness and oneness.
Many people use Shamballa Bracelets for personal strength, the colors associated with Shamballa Meaning are described well here. They are very popular in meditation and we have collated a series of resources here which are designed to help you start on your journey to find your own inner mystical kingdom of Shamballa.
The first meditation is a great starter meditation from an Australian web site I really like.
The Magical Color Shower is a free meditation available when you sign up to their newsletter. It runs for 13 minutes and covers simple Breathing, Relaxation and Visualization techniques. I listen to it as I go to sleep at night and I get a much deeper sleep and felt great afterwards!
For those of you who are more advanced in your meditation practice or wish to explore how listening to various digitally generated ‘music’ sources can help your body enhance the energy wheels we have spoken about being activated through the colors of your Shamballa Bracelet. The folks at Unexplainable do a really good job of explaining current understanding about how listening to guided mediation can quickly put your brain into the state some Yogis take years of dedication to get to.
I was amazed when I first used the Chakra Isotonic Tone meditation, as on the first use I started to visualize colors and felt relaxed and positive.