The Shambhala Trust is an expression of enlightened society. We are a community that explores and cultivates the heartfelt practice of generosity. Our intention is to identify, mentor and fund innovative and strategic projects that advance the Shambhala vision of awakened society.

On behalf of the Karme Choling community I am delighted to acknowledge the Shambhala Trust's grant in support of the Scorpion Seal Retreat House. Again, thank you for your generosity.

Bill Brauer, Executive Director, Karme Choling

The list below are projects in Shambhala that are currently being funded by the Trust. We invite you to join us in building Shambhala by donating to the projects that inspire you.

Current Projects

Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago
(2013) Creating Safe Spaces: To create safe, loving, uplifted spaces for at-risk young people in order to reduce their anxiety, increase their experience of Basic Goodness, encourage emotional growth, and provide leadership training. read more

Goal: $10,000 Funded: $10,000



SMC Kitchen
(2013) Renovation of the kitchen to ensure safe food preparation, storage and service facility, which is essential for SMC in order to continue offering programs. At this point the temporary solutions are not an option. read more

Goal: $12,769 Funded: $12,769



Snake River Shambhala Meditation Group
(2013) Provide Shambhala Sadhana texts and director travel for a Meditation intensive at Snake River in June 2014. read more

Goal: $1,568 Funded: $1,768



Naropa University (Chogyam Trungpa Scholarship)
(2013) As Naropa University enters its 40th anniversary year, they are inaugurating a new scholarship fund in honour of the university's founder, the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. read more

Goal: $10,000 Funded: $10,000



Working closely with the Minneapolis community, the Trust gave $14,715 toward the purchase of a building as a permanent home. read more

Generosity is a willingness to give, to open without philosophical or pious or religious motives, just simply doing what is required at any moment in any situation, not being afraid to receive anything.

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

We have to shift our attitude so that giving is a joy, something we want to do. When we find something we want to do, we always find ways of paying for it, we always find the money.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche