The Gift of Membership

The vision of Shambhala is as vast as the sky, and running our center is an important part of that vision. Members are the one’s who support this vast vision and through their contributions of financial support.

Members help to create the vitality of life at the Center.

Becoming a member of the Seattle Shambhala Center is a way to express your personal appreciation for everything the Shambhala path and community offers to you and to help make it available for others.

Our members have diverse means and so they can offer a wide range of monthly dues. However, making a financial commitment is a very important step along the Shambhala path; it’s a gesture of support to the rest of your Shambhala community, and a clear acknowledgement of the value that you feel Shambhala has in your life.

Giving Levels
Our giving levels are a guide to help determine the right monthly donation for you. Some find it helpful to think about the value they put on other items in their life when making this decision. Can you give a latte? A dinner out? A pair of shoes? Is the work of Shambhala as important as a gym membership? What does generosity mean to you?

Bud, (Growth) – $5/mo and up
Like spring, which offers a new beginning, giving at the Bud level inspires our Center’s growth by providing basic upkeep and keeping things fresh.
Leaf, (Adorning) – $30/mo and up
Giving at a Leaf level provides the opportunity for Center enhancement. Leaves help maintain an uplifted environment – providing a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere for us to work with our minds.
Branches, (Outreach) – $80/mo and up
Branches hold leaves. Giving at a Branch level helps Shambhala reach out and make the dharma accessible with community outreach, free events, and offering programs at a discounted rate.
Trunk, (Support) – $200/mo and up
Those who give at a trunk level provide the core of financial stability and support to accomplish the expansive vision and aspirations of Shambhala. Trunks greatly support Center growth, culture and paid employees.
Root, (Stability) – $500/mo and up
Growing into the earth, Roots provide long-term stability for the Seattle Shambhala Center by establishing a secure foundation of support to weather any storms. The Roots feed and nourish our organization. They ensure its life and the continued benefit of the Shambhala Lineage in Seattle.


Membership Resources & Benefits

  • A sustaining connection to a global and local community and the warmth of a communal system of care and recovery
  • Invitations to member-only events such as the Shambhala Sadana
  • Automatic registration in Shambhala’s World Wide Network
  • Access to a rich library of Member resources at
  • Shambhala Times Weekly News


All financial contributions to the center are tax deductible. Tax receipts are provided annually.

For more information, email our Membership Coordinator by clicking here.