Applying for Financial Assistance
We make every effort to make the prices of Shambhala programs
affordable to students, while pricing them high enough that
they cover the expenses involved in holding the program, and
are able to help support the Shambhala practice centers and Shambhala International.
Because of the variances in people's incomes and circumstances,
we realize that the prices we set will still be out of reach
for some. And with the Shambhala teachings gaining an increasingly
international audience, we are challenged to work with the
realities of international currency exchange rates, which
put some at a severe disadvantage.
To help work with these situations, the land centres have generously agreed to set aside a percentage
of each program's revenues to offer financial assistance to
those who need it. Please understand that the land centre's ability to help
students is limited, and that you should seek other sources
of funding in addition to applying for assistance from us.
Remember that there is a long tradition of practitioners making
personal sacrifice to receive and practice the precious teachings
meditation and liberation. This type of devotion and effort
is obviously essential—it is what makes the teachings
valuable to us and plants them deeply in our beings.
Here are some sources we encourage you to investigate:
- People you know. Your friends, family,
and even your local Shambhala community.
- Your local Shambhala Centre. Centre members
have often chipped in to fund or make a loan to enable one
of their members to attend one of these important programs
on their journey.
- Ashoka Credit Union in Boulder, Colorado.
This Shambhala community-owned business has helped many
obtain loans to attend major Shambhala programs. Their contact
Ashoka Credit Union
525 Canyon Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 444-9003
To download a Word RTF version of the application...
the program you wish to attend and press Download Application: