Becoming a member of the Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center is an expression of 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 and awareness. We also provide each other an opportunity to practice compassion and patience.

We invite anyone interested in our Shambhala Center to consider becoming a member. Becoming a member of our Center simultaneously brings membership in Shambhala, a global community committed to cultivating mindfulness, awareness and compassion―personally and in society.

Membership is a way to express appreciation for what Shambhala provides and help make it available to others. This involves three areas of engagement and support:

Practicing Meditation

Making a connection to mindfulness-awareness meditation or related contemplative practice and integrating this practice into daily life is considered the best way for members to support Shambhala and benefit the world and ourselves.


All of the work of our Center and much of the work of the Shambhala global community is done by volunteers. Giving our time and talents to the work of the community is a vital form of support and viewed as part of members’ practice. Opportunities include helping maintain the cleanliness of the Center, becoming an umdze (timekeeper for meditation practice), providing support for gatherings and workshops, and – with further training – leading classes.

Providing Financial Support

We rely on membership dues to pay our basic operating expenses and view financial giving as part of our practice as well. Suggested Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center dues are $50 per month. Members are welcome to give more or less as they are able and feel inspired.

To Become a new sustaining member:

To initiate a new sustaining membership donation to the Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center, pick up a Membership Form the next time you are at the center. The forms are located in the clear plastic hanging caddy to the right of the bulletin board. Fill out both sides of the Membership form, and send it with a voided check to:
Shambhala Credit Union
1345 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Thank you for becoming a member and supporting our community center!

To modify or terminate your sustaining membership:

To end or change your monthly membership dues, please email Shambhala Credit Union (currently Sarah) with instructions regarding your desired changes to you auto payments for Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center (TSMC): -or-

How to Become a Member

Next time you are at the Centre you may access membership information located in the clear plastic hanging caddy to the right of the bulletin board.

Why Does Membership Matter?

Although membership is not required to participate in much of what the Center has to offer, without our community’s financial and volunteer support, we would not be able to offer all the wonderful programs, practice sessions, and events that we do.  It is because of our members that the profound tradition of meditation is able to survive and flourish. Payment of membership dues is the financial backbone of our Shambhala Center.

What Are the Benefits of Membership?

Connection with our community by becoming a member helps support your practice and strengthen your understanding of Shambhala Buddhism in many ways:

  • Members receive ongoing meditation instruction with a personal meditation instructor
  • Members are invited to community events, programs, and classes, and receive discounts for some programs
  • Membership pin
  • Automatic membership in Shambhala’s world-wide network
  • Access to member resources at