Get Involved

 “The more we help others, the softer and more fertile our heart becomes.” -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche



Staffing a program is a fantastic way to get involved with the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York and to deepen your meditation practice. Staff will be able to participate in these programs free of charge in exchange for volunteering and receive $50 in program credit toward a future program or class in exchange for volunteering.(Please note, the requirement for staffing Shambhala Training is the completion of the Level you are staffing.)

There are also opportunities to work in the office as an occasional support or an ongoing basis. We invite you to give back in whatever way and want to support your practice of generosity. Contact us to find out how you can help:


Membership is a way to express appreciation for what Shambhala provides and help make it available to others. Although membership is not required to participate in much of what the Center has to offer, without our community’s financial and volunteer support, we would not be able to offer all the wonderful programs, practice sessions, and events that we do.  It is because of our members that the profound tradition of meditation is able to survive and flourish. Payment of membership dues is the financial backbone of our Shambhala Center. Learn More


The Shambhala Center of New York remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our Members and program participants and donors. Our community has a fundamental commitment to the Mahayana path of benefiting all sentient beings. This frames the way that we think about all of our sources of revenue. Every dollar goes towards creating mediation programs, developing Outreach opportunities, expanding into other areas of the city and making it possible for more people to sit on a cushion and become familiar with their own minds and hearts.

General donations fund our yearly Operating Budget which include building expenses (rent, insurance, utilities, maintenance, etc.), office expenses, shrine & practice expenses and payroll for our full-time and part-time employees.