We invite anyone interested in the Victoria Shambhala Centre to consider becoming a member. Becoming a member of our centre automatically brings membership in the Shambhala global community.
Shambhala membership is a statement about your personal inspiration, curiosity, and connection to the path of personal and social awakening. It means participating in a network of people who aspire to relate to each other, and to the world at large, with kindness, generosity, and courage.
What Membership Involves
Membership is a way to express appreciation for what Shambhala provides and help make it available to others. This is reflected in three areas of engagement and support:
Practicing meditation. Making a connection to mindfulness-awareness meditation and/or related contemplative practice and integrating that practice into daily life is considered the best way for members to support Shambhala and benefit all.
Volunteering. Most of the work of our centre and the Shambhala global community is done by volunteers. Giving our time and talents to the work of the community is a vital form of support and viewed as part of members’ practice.
Providing financial support. Our centre relies on membership donations to pay our basic operating expenses, and we view financial offering as part of our practice as well.
While membership is mainly an expression of appreciation and support, it brings several benefits. These include:
- invitations to special community events,
- access to the wealth of resources in the Shambhala Members Area,
- eligibility to participate in the centre’s governance (e.g., Council meetings), and
- eligibility to apply for Shambhala advanced programs.
Become a Member
If you have any questions about membership, please contact Mark Cofell, Membership Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To become a member please complete our Membership Form.
Once we receive your completed form Mark will be able to guide you through the new member orientation process.