Cult versus Culture and The New Tribe of Shamballah
In recent years, the presence of destructive cults has made people wary of any group that stands for beliefs or practices that challenge the mainstream. But what is a cult and what makes a cult something to be avoided? Devotees of a cult often pledge allegiance to a leader and are discouraged from thinking for themselves or even subjected to mind control.
Culture, on the other hand, is defined as a way of living, a way of life. The Shamballah way of life, and the main tenets of the teachings of Shamballah are that you are your own master, teacher, healer, and guru. We are creating a new tribe, a family, a community of empowered individuals. We believe in a peaceful world, where we are all free to express our individuality and where we work together and care for each other and the earth we live on.
We hold this higher vision for our world and we believe that each and every one of us is here to play an important and unique part in bringing this new world into fruition. Though this many not be the mainstream belief, we stand by it, and we stand by our commitment to making a difference by being the change we want to see.
Culture is also defined as excellence of taste in the arts. Through cutting-edge music, dance, art, fashion, and many other forms of creativity we seek to bring forth the new energies emerging within us that will shift us into our hearts and into the next golden age! These energies are a fusion of all that’s modern and ancient, technological and tribal, new and familiar.
Deep down, we are all seeking some form of acceptance, some sense of belonging. Shamballah is the culture of belonging. The tribe of Shamballah invites you to step forward, to be your true self, to let go of your inhibitions, and take real action to make this world a better place we can all live, love, and thrive in.