The Bangkok Shambhala Meditation Group is a non-profit organization (registered “Association”* here in Thailand), which operates completely by volunteer efforts and donations. Contributions in support of our organization may be made in cash at the weekly class, or by bank transfer to;
Shambhala Mandala Association
Bangkok Bank, Silom Branch
Account #: 118-327-3182
Swift (Routing) Code: BKK BTH BK
All donations – regardless of size – are welcome and deeply appreciated, and play a vital role in maintaining the financial health of the Bangkok Shambhala Group.
Our Generosity Policy
The Bangkok Shambhala Center remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our members and program participants. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that financial considerations should not prevent anyone from becoming a member or participating in programs. At the same time, the Center always needs to raise as much revenue as possible so that it can stay open and grow, expanding our offerings to the world at large.
The Bangkok Shambhala Center’s Generosity Policy is based upon our sangha’s fundamental commitment to the Mahayana path of benefiting all sentient beings. This frames the way that we think about all of our sources of revenue. Our perspective when collecting payment for programs as well as dues for membership is based upon a simple formula: “How much are you able to give?” In all program offerings and membership discussions, we offer a suggested donation amount, but the central principle remains the same: “How much are you able to give?” In this way, everyone is extended the opportunity to practice generosity over and over again. Sometimes we can be more generous than at other times, and that’s perfectly normal—that’s the way things are. Sometimes we can stretch, and sometimes we cannot.
*The Bangkok Shambhala Group is registered as the Shambhala Mandala Association in Thailand, which is a non-profit (tax-exempt) charitable organization (Association Registration # Jor.5068/2555), and a division of Shambhala International (Vajradhatu) a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.