Representations of Shambhala as Sacred Space, a project by Wan Yii Lee
The name of this website (“The Great Melody of Illusion, the False Account of a Dream”, or rMi lam rdzun bshad sgyu ma’i sgra dbyangs chen mo) was the name of the document that contained the earliest datable Tibetan itinerary to Shambhala by Man lung Guru (b. 1239). This itinerary, although written in an extremely matter-of-fact manner that is based in materiality, also has a name that implies the author’s view about the illusory nature of material reality. Thus, it is a name that alludes to both the material and the imaginary, landscapes and dreamscapes, the concrete and the illusory – sites of contradiction that are central to the notion of Shambhala, or Shangri-la.
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