The Legend Of Shangri-La

A Refuge From Consensus Reality

There is an ancient Tibetan legend that says that somewhere, high in the far away mountains, there is a lost valley, cut off from the world. There the wisdom of the ages is conserved during turbulent times of planetary change that mark the end of one age and the beginning of the next. This paradise they call Shamballa is a heart-centered Sanctuary of peace and harmony whose residents live in accord with the original teachings of dwelling in balance with the Earth, one another and the Creator.

The Dalai Lama says this about Shamballa: “Nowadays, no one knows where Shambala is. Although it is said to exist, people cannot see it, or communicate with it in an ordinary way. Some people say it is located in another world, others that it is an ideal land, a place of the imagination. Some say it was a real place, which cannot now be found. Some believe there are portals into that world which may be accessed from this world. Whatever the truth of that, the search for Shamballa traditionally begins as an outer journey that becomes a journey of inner exploration and discovery.”

We have been brain-washed into believing that this land of bliss can be found in material possessions, power, fame, relationships, sex, drugs or financial security. We believe that “I will only be happy when….”

These are all tantalizing trails that can seduce the pilgrim from the Path To True Bliss. But as one ultimately learns, they are dead ends that, in the last analysis, lead to disappointment & disillusionment. Why? Because Shangri-la does not exist “out there.” It exists within the heart and soul of each of us. But few, if any, ever find it because we are seeking ‘out there’ for something that can only be found within our self.

While we know that the journey to Shangri-la is ultimately an inner one, we also know that sometimes you need to slip away from daily routines and the distractions of the outer world to find a quite place in nature that allows you to explore the vast inner world within. That is why Mountain Light exists.

Whether you are seeking a quiet place for personal retreat; for reading, writing, art, prayer, meditation or simply time alone in nature, we are here for you. Our broad spiritual perspective celebrates diversity and welcomes all who seek a place of refuge, regardless of religion, race, national origin, politics, sexual orientation or whatever.