Friends & Members

NOTE: As of August 1, 2020 we will no longer maintain a physical practice space in downtown Montpelier. Due to COVID-19 and the cost of maintaining a space we cannot use for the foreseeable future, we are relinquishing our beloved space.  Please check our website regularly for updates and news about on-line program offerings. We WILL stay together as a community, we just won’t be able to practice in the same space together for a while.

We invite everyone who wishes to use our space for their meditation practice to also help us with our modest monthly expenses. Our space is funded by donations from Friends and Members and program fees. Please consider joining with those of us who make regular monthly donations. Automatic monthly donations from your bank account are the most helpful for our annual planning.

Sometimes we do schedule programs, practices and events that are available to members only. If you are ready for a deeper relationship to Shambhala and its many activities, you are invited to become a member at any time. Becoming a member in Montpelier brings membership in global Shambhala, our worldwide community that is committed to working together to cultivate mindfulness, awareness and compassion―personally and in society.

Being a member in Shambhala is also always an option and a great way to support your own inspiration, curiosity, and commitment to the Shambhala path of awakening. It offers opportunities to participate in our worldwide community, in person and online, of practitioners aspiring to work together with honesty, warmth, and openness. We also inspire one another to deepen our practice of mindfulness, awareness, and compassion.

There are forms available at the center with instructions for making monthly contributions. You can also talk with Ellen Kahler or email [email protected] about how to make a monthly contribution.