Membership

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Membership expresses appreciation for what the Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee provides and helps make it available to others. It involves three main areas of engagement and support:

 

Meditation Practice – Developing a personal meditation practice and working to integrate this practice into daily life is considered the first way for members to support Shambhala.

Service – Volunteers do all of the work of our Center and much of the work of the Shambhala global community. Giving of one’s time, energy and talents enhances one’s sense of belonging and is considered is an important form of practice and support.

Financial support – Our center is a non-profit organization and is sustained 100% through recurring dues, donations and volunteer efforts. We rely on membership dues to pay our mortgage, utilities, insurance and other operating expenses. Financial contributions not only support our Center but also the worldwide community of Shambhala International.


The ranges of monthly dues suggested below reflect the reality that personal circumstances change over time. Choose the range that best fits your current financial situation (Your regular contribution can be adjusted as your circumstances require.  Every contribution is helpful and greatly appreciated):

$5-$29 per month
$30 -$69 per month
$70 -$149 per month
$150 and up per month

(All dues and donations are tax deductible).

Click here to apply for Shambhala Center membership.  If you would like to discuss Shambhala Center membership, please contact our Membership Coordinator Paul Shinkle: membership@milwaukeeshambhala.org

Shambhala Center members receive the following benefits:

Shambhala International membership pin.
Access to the Center’s lending library.
Discounts on books.
Membership in Shambhala International and access to certain advanced retreats and gatherings.
Member access to the Shambhala Network (including message boards, community news, and other Shambhala International resources).
Opportunities to staff programs and receive related training.
Eligibility to participate in the Center’s governance and leadership training.

The commitment and dedication of our members here at the Shambhala Center of Milwaukee and around the world help us to keep the tradition of meditation practice and dharma study alive and flourishing. We hope you will become a part of our community.