Membership

Expressing Generosity

Shambhala New York members come from all backgrounds and walks of life. We share a desire to bring the principles and practice of the Shambhala teachings into our lives, relationships, and work. By becoming a member, you are joining a community of warriors engaged on the path of building a better world.

Becoming a member is a way to make a commitment to our path, express our gratitude for all that we’ve received from Shambhala, and the way we support the Center so the community can continue to thrive and grow. As members, we support Shambhala New York, not just as the place where we practice and study, but as the training ground for future warriors and leaders in the world.

Become A Member of the NY Shambhala Center

Financial Contribution

Shambhala New York is a non-profit organization and the generosity of our members is vital to the sustainability of our Center. By paying monthly dues, members support basic operating expenses such as rent, utilities, and personnel. Dues and donations account for just over half of our annual budget. Membership enables us to keep program rates affordable and ensures our ability to offer a Generosity Policy, so that our programs are financially accessible to all.

All members contribute financially in the form of monthly dues. We offer the following as suggested contribution guidelines. We are a diverse community of New Yorkers: We simply ask that members give as generously as they can, and appreciate whatever contributions individual circumstances permit.

Student / Suggested minimum

$30+ per month / $360+ annually

Individual

$50+ per month / $600+ annually

Dual / Family (includes children under 18)

$75+ per month / $900+ annually

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Benefits

As an expression of our gratitude we offer all members:

  • 20% discount on programs & 15% discount at the Center bookstore
  • Personal access to meditation spaces at the Shambhala Center during regular office hours (when available)
  • The opportunity to meet regularly with a meditation instructor
  • Invitations to special member events, community, and neighborhood gatherings
  • Recognition on the Center’s donor wall

 

Golden Key Society

$1,500 – 2,4999 annually

$2,500 – 4,999 annually

$5,000 – 9,999 annually

The Golden Key Society is made up of members and friends of Shambhala New York. Generosity at this level provides a critical base of support for the Center’s operations and future growth. Members have the opportunity to receive The Jewel, a practice by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, in recognition of their path of patronage.

In addition to the general benefits of membership, Golden Key members are offered:

  • Mailed copy of the Shambhala New York Annual Report
  • Annual member gift
  • Two (2) invitations to the annual Golden Key dinner
  • Two (2) complimentary Learn to Live Mindfully class passes
  • Opportunity to receive transmission for The Jewel, a generosity practice by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
  • Invitations to Jewel practice gatherings with a senior teacher
  • Invitations to Golden Key Social Club gatherings

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Patron’s Circle

$20, 000+ annually

$10,000 – 19,999 annually

The Patron’s Circle is an intimate community of members and friends invested in ensuring the financial sustainability and future vision of Shambhala New York. In addition to the benefits of Golden Key, Patron’s Circle members are offered:

  • Invitations to special events with the Governing Council of Shambhala New York and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
  • Patron reserved seating at featured programs and events

To learn more about the Golden Key Society & Patron’s Circle, please contact Katherine Lieberson, Director of Development & Membership by phone, 212-675-6544 or email.

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You are warmly invited to become one of over 550 members who make the Shambhala Meditation Center a precious jewel in the heart of New York City.

Become A Member of the NY Shambhala Center

For further information please contact us by phone, 212-675-6544 or email.

 

Please note:

When you join today we will process your membership contribution. After that, you will be charged on the 1st of every month.

Dues are processed on a monthly basis.  Should you require a different arrangement, please contact membership@shambhalanyc.org.

Donations to the Shambhala Center are tax deductible under IRS section 170 (f)(8). Membership dues are tax deductible donations minus any benefit that you receive in the form of program discounts.

While it is important that membership support be provided on a sustained and ongoing basis, you may adjust your monthly contribution at any time, should your circumstances change. Please contact membership@shambhalanyc.org with any questions.