Dear Shambhala Friend,
Our Shambhala principles and culture allow us to steep in penetrating and precise teachings on how to be kind, caring, gentle, and daring bodhisattva warriors. And this journey of working hard every day to create a more kind and caring society is ongoing – it should never end!
This is why the recent work of the Shambhala Office of Community Care and Conduct has been so important. It is helping us to learn more about what it means to care for others and how to work with difficult societal issues related to harm. It is allowing us as a community to not turn away, but boldly face some of our past shortcomings and do the necessary hard work to help make Shambhala an even more kind, caring, aware, and inclusive place.
We are proud of the recent work of the Office of Community Care and Conduct and the many volunteers who are supporting this work. When you give to Shambhala, you are helping us continue this good work. Please also consider a recurring monthly donation in any amount.
In Europe, we give to Shambhala Europe, which is a part of Shambhala Global Services. Almost a quarter of Shambhala Global Services staff are based in Europe and the entire SGS team works hard every day to support Shambhala Centres, Groups, and members in Europe. Please donate now to support the important work of Shambhala Europe.
We invite you to watch this short video and learn more about the important work that has been done – and that is planned for the future – by the Office of Community Care and Conduct.
Thank you for your generosity. We hope this Year of the Iron Ox is off to a good start for you and that you are safe, healthy, and well supported.
With our best wishes and deep care,
The Shambhala Board
Shambhala Europe Leadership:
Joanna Francis, Operations Manager
Helmut Krächan, Managing Director
Contact Us: You can contact us at email@example.com.
Shambhala Day 2021 Live Broadcast
You can click here to view the Shambhala Day 2021live broadcast, featuring Shambhala arts and culture from around the world.
Why Ongoing Fundraising Is So Important
We are aware that some people are questioning the need for fundraising in light of the sale of Marpa House in 2019 – a residential community house in Boulder, Colorado. You can click here for an explanation of why fundraising for Shambhala remains vitally important to its financial health and longevity. In spite of the very real challenges and differences of view in our community at this time, we can feel a sense of confidence that Shambhala does have something powerful and important to offer to the world – the teachings on basic goodness, warriorship, and a good and just society, as well as the nourishment and support of the Shambhala sangha that has been deeply meaningful to so many of us. No matter our point of view, these basic principles can be our common ground and are worthy of support.
How are Donations Used?
Your donations support the Shambhala community and Center and Member Services, as coordinated by Shambhala Global Services, which provides all the critical infrastructure, support, and resources on which Centers, Groups, and members worldwide rely. You can click here to view a comprehensive overview of Shambhala Global Services.
For information about finances, please click here to view Shambhala financial reports. (You may need to sign in to the members page and then click on the “Members” tab, then “Finance”, and then “Financial Reports”.)
You can also click here to view the 2019 Shambhala Annual Report.