Membership

Let us cultivate a culture of kindness.
In that moment we are determining the outcome of the world.
– Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Shambhala is a global network of people who have confidence in the fundamental goodness and worthiness of humanity, and the power of that goodness to shift the social and environmental dynamics of our planet. As you become more involved, membership offers a way to practice generosity and to support the Shambhala principles and practices. As a member you:

Participate Fully in Our Community: In Shambhala we practice the teachings on basic goodness, exploring and developing a culture within our communities that embodies that profound principle. When you become a member, you are actively contemplating and building a different kind of society altogether.

Deepen Your Practice: As a member, you are making a connection to mindfulness-awareness practice, and working to integrate that practice into your daily life. You commit to practice in order to create a foundation for healthy social relationships and an enlightened society. This connection may also be enhanced through contemplative practices like flower arranging (kado), through social engagement, or other affinity groups.

Offer Your Energy: Your energy is needed to help run our Center! A majority of Shambhala activities are conducted by volunteers, and there are many ways to help. You can donate time based on your interests and availability.

Provide Financial Support: It’s through member contributions that we are able to provide space for practice and study, welcoming any who would like to join us. When you become a member, your financial contributions support the maintenance and growth of our Center as well as the international Shambhala community.

Please see the “Become a Member” page to learn more.

Membership is open to anyone from any background, culture, faith or walk of life – all are invited. If you have questions about membership, or are new to the Center, contact Mark Jacobson, Membership Coordinator, membership@philashambhala.org.