Journey into the world of a profound legend through this unprecedented first-hand account and explore realities that for long millenniums have remained concealed under layers of myth and secrecy. Rarely has the world been so fascinated and inspired by an ancient legend as it has with the historically ubiquitous stories of Shambhala, the fabled hidden realm of highly enlightened sages and masters.
Years ago, on an extended trek into a closed and largely unexplored inner region of the vast Himalayan wilderness, in an isolated valley surrounded by towering ice peaks, explorer M.G. Hawking chanced on a beautiful small village. In that community he encountered extraordinary men and women, introduced to him as “masters” and “adepts.”
Our team at Wisdom Masters Press has worked diligently to compose a series of books based on Hawking’s journals and field notes detailing his experiences in that remote area of the Himalayas and the highlands of Tibet. This was a complex project; during his five years in those regions, Hawking accumulated over 14,000 pages of hand-written journal notes, along with another 4,500 pages of field notes, all of which had to be cataloged and organized in a manner conducive to producing a series of books from such a rich treasury of material. It was a fascinating if formidable task, one which so often filled us with a deep sense of wonder and inspiration.
This book, Finding Shambhala, contains an anthology drawn from those books. These anthological narratives contain comprehensive accounts of Hawking’s various experiences and conversations, including first-hand accounts of the psychokinetic abilities he witnessed and in-depth descriptions of his discussions with the masters and sages, revealing the esoteric knowledge and practices that make such extraordinary abilities possible.