Generosity Policy

To support the work of the Center, we suggest a contribution to help cover program expenses and overall maintenance. We are happy to accept an offering in any amount that you can afford, either above or below the suggested level. Your financial contribution is not required in order to take programs. It’s important to our mission that everyone who’s inspired to go forward on the Shambhala Buddhist path has our complete support. We are thankful no matter what level you can give, for it’s your presence that will improve the health and well-being of our Center and the world.

To view our full list of upcoming classes, meditation sessions and retreat programs, please see our programs page.

Generosity is the virtue that produces peace.

“The essence of generosity is letting go. Pain is always a sign that we are holding on to something – usually ourselves. When we feel unhappy, when we feel inadequate, we get stingy; we hold on tight. Generosity is an activity that loosens us up. By offering whatever we can – a dollar, a flower, a word of encouragement – we are training in letting go.” ~ Pema Chodron, Comfortable with Uncertainty

“Real generosity comes from developing a general sense of kindness…” ~ Trungpa

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What goes around comes around, one way or the other. So be good and kind. And if it doesn’t come around, know that it’s gone around elsewhere, and that being generous is more fun than thinking “what about me?, what about me?, what about me?,” the ego’s mantra.

For the full article, please see http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/09/generosity-is-the-virtue-that-produces-peace-buddhism/

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