Membership Application

We are delighted to welcome you into the Shambhala Community!

To Become a Member:

  1. Please review our membership page to understand membership benefits and responsibilities.
  2. Please email our membership coordinator to schedule a meeting.

Recommended Dues Guidelines:

Our giving levels are a guide to help determine the right monthly donation for you. Every level of support is helpful and appreciated!  Some find it helpful to think about the value they put on other items in their life when making this decision. Can you give a latte? A dinner out? A pair of shoes? Is the work of Shambhala as important as a gym membership? What does generosity mean to you?

Bud, (Growth) – $5/mo and up
Like spring, which offers a new beginning, giving at the Bud level inspires our Center’s growth by providing basic upkeep and keeping things fresh.
Leaf, (Adorning) – $30/mo and up
Giving at a Leaf level provides the opportunity for Center enhancement. Leaves help maintain an uplifted environment – providing a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere for us to work with our minds.
Branches, (Outreach) – $80/mo and up
Branches hold leaves. Giving at a Branch level helps Shambhala reach out and make the dharma accessible with community outreach, free events, and offering programs at a discounted rate.
Trunk, (Support) – $200/mo and up
Those who give at a trunk level provide the core of financial stability and support to accomplish the vision and aspirations of Shambhala. Trunks greatly support Center growth, culture and paid employees.
Root, (Stability) – $500/mo and up
Growing into the earth, Roots provide long-term stability for the Portland Shambhala Center by establishing a secure foundation of support to weather any storms. The Roots feed and nourish our organization. They ensure its life and the continued benefit of the teachings and vision of Shambhala in Portland.


If you have any questions about membership, please contact John Smith, the Membership Coordinator, directly or with a message using our Contact form.

If you have any questions about membership dues, please contact Bruce Dodds, our Membership Dues Coordinator, directly or with a message using our Contact form.