There is a circular platform in the courtyard where Sanat Kumara, Lord Buddha, and a full master-teacher for an intitiate (such as El Morya, Djwhal Khul, Saint Germain) often stand. Sometimes initiations are performed here for incarnated adepts, but it is at Sanat Kumara's discretion.
The ancient Ark of the Covenant is kept on the platform and above the Ark hovers the Face of God, Source. God is in full visible manifestation in Shamballa and actively watches over the City. God in this case acts as the Silent Watcher for Sanat Kumara and Shamballa, whereas Sanat Kumara does the same for humanity. Sanat Kumara can convene with the essence* of God (the Godhead) for guidance as necessary. As those in the Garden saw the face of God before the Fall, so they can continue to communicate directly with God while in Shamballa (where the Planetary Garden continues to exist).
Also Sanat Kumara, acting as the Planetary Logos, gathers force from the Universal Levels (sourced from God) through the Great Bear Star system, the Pleiades and the Solar Logos which he thus reflects throughout Shamballa and later through humanity and the Earth.
*God can split essence infinitely in infinite levels and infinite creations and infinite aspects of infinite creation. Sanat Kumara (a lesser reflection of God) can thus split his essence in finite amounts (infinite as viewed from the perception of humanity) in Shamballa. Each logos can split more times, with Helios, Melchior, and Lord Melchizedek splitting their essences exponentially. Think about the Mahatma. The Avatar of Synthesis can split essence over 352 levels. As in the macrocosm, so the microcosm. As above, so below.