Our Generosity Policy

Shambhala Buffalo is a non-profit charitable organization run entirely by volunteers. All our costs are paid by program fees and donations and we depend on your contribution in order to meet operating expenses. We are committed to offering our programs to people in all circumstances who are inspired to attend and believe that no one should be prevented from participating due to financial hardship.

Shambhala Buffalo offers several options for program fees.
Please choose the option that works best for you.

Program Price:
This price reflects our commitment to keeping programs affordable. We are grateful for your contribution and we rely on fundraising and donations to cover the remaining program costs.

Patron Price:
This price helps to cover costs for those that cannot afford the full price. Thanks to you we can continue to offer courses, retreats, meditation instruction and a warm, welcoming place for meditators to deepen their practice of meditation at our Open Houses twice a week.

Repeat Students Price:
Students who have already taken a program and are interested in attending again are welcome to pay the “Repeat Fee” which is 50% of the program price. Please indicate that you are a repeat student in the comment box of the online registration form.

Generosity Policy (reduced fee):
We believe that no one should be prevented from participating due to financial hardship.  We encourage you to contribute as generously as you’re able and we understand that your current circumstances will determine what you can afford. Please offer as much of the program fee as you can.

Volunteering:
If you are unable to offer the full program fee, we gratefully accept what you are able to offer and suggest that you also consider volunteering as a way to help sustain our meditation Centre. Please let us know how you’d like to help in the comment box of the online registration form.

Click here to see where your help is needed most: Volunteering