Shambhala Center Membership
Becoming a member of the Shambhala Phoenix Meditation Center is a statement about your personal inspiration, curiosity, and commitment to the path of awakening. It means participating in a community of practitioners who aspire to relate to each other with honesty, warmth, and openness. We inspire one another to deepen our practice of mindfulness, awareness and compassion. We also provide each other an opportunity to practice compassion and patience.
Membership is a commitment to meditation practice, dharma study, and to become involved in the activities at the Shambhala Phoenix Meditation Center. There are many benefits to becoming a member. Members can receive ongoing meditation instruction with a personal meditation instructor who helps them deepen their meditation practice and understanding of the Shambhala Buddhist teachings. Members are invited to community events, programs, classes, and receive discounts for some programs. Members strengthen their understanding of Shambhala Buddhism by attending classes and programs, and by having a regular sitting meditation practice.
In addition to these benefits, members become a crucial part of the financial and volunteer support of the center. Without our community's financial and volunteer support, the Shambhala Center could not offer all of the wonderful things that we do. It is because of our members that the profound tradition of meditation has been able to survive and flourish. Payment of membership dues is the financial backbone of our Shambhala centers. The amount of dues is adjustable based on what you can afford. Volunteer work is how we are able to offer programs and services. Ask other members at your local center about how you can contribute your time, energy, and/or financial resources to help the activities of Shambhala continue to grow.
Benefits of Membership:
Discounts on Center programs
Access to special Center programs
Inclusion in Membership Directory
Automatic Membership in Shambhala’s world wide network
Monthly e-mail newsletter and updates
Access to our Center Dharma Library
Access to member resources at www.shambhala.org
Great Eastern Sun - $100 or more per month
Dragon - $75 per month
Garuda - $50 per month
Lion - $35 per month
Tiger - $25 per month
Membership begins at $25 per month. If you are unable to support the Center financially at the Tiger level, you may be eligible for membership by supporting the Center’s activities in other ways. Contact the Center Director for more information.
To print the membership form click here
Contact us at 480.756.0570 or
Electronic Fund Transfers are now available:
For some time now members have been asking to use EFT to pay their monthly dues and that is now possible. Vanco Services will be handling the transfers. All you need to do is fill out a simple form,enclose a voided check and turn it in to Julie.
Those of you who are already contributing can help stabilize our income by participating in this plan and it may be a good time for those of you who are considering a donation to do so. Click here to print the form or you can contact Julie for more information.