Berkeley Center Membership
We welcome new members!
We are a growing sangha, and our activities are supported to a large
extent by our members. As a member of the Berkeley Shambhala Center, your continued support helps keep the doors to our beautiful practice spaces
open, allows us to offer classes and programs, and
to bring visiting teachers to the Center.
Becoming a member of Shambhala is a statement about your personal inspiration, curiosity and commitment to the path of awakening. Your membership strengthens the Shambhala vision through meditation practice, financial giving and service.
For those wishing to join Shambhala, there are three components:
1. Meditation Practice: A member of Shambhala makes a connection to mindfulness-awareness practice, and works to integrate that practice into daily life. This connection may also be made through contemplative practices based on mindfulness-awareness. As part of the global mandala of Shambhala, members are dedicated to creating enlightened society.
2. Volunteer Service: A large majority of Shambhala activities are conducted by volunteers, and there are many ways to help. Members donate time to the local Center based on their interests and personal availability.
3. Financial Support: Shambhala is sustained through dues and donations. When one becomes a member, one's financial contributions support the needs of your local Shambhala Center, with a portion going towards the support of the international Shambhala community.
Anyone who wants to become a member can do so.
If you have any
questions about the Center, please email our Membership Team.
To become a member of the Berkeley Shambhala Center, download the application below, complete and email it to email@example.com. You can also pick up and return membership applications at the red box on the south wall of the lobby, or mail them to the Center at the addess on the application.
Membership Application Form
We look forward to meeting you.