Become a Steward of Sharchen Dzong
What is Sharchen Dzong?
There are outer, inner, and deepest meanings. On an outer level, it is the building which holds the SFSC, the NCS Regional Headquarters, and the Tenno room for the Sakyong. In that way, it is a container for several entities. At an inner level, it is a place of practice, community, and a gathering place for the whole regional sangha.On the deepest level, it is the centre of the mandala and the seat of the Sakyong.
– Acharya Martin Janowitz
Who are the Sharchen Dzong Stewards?
By becoming a Steward of Sharchen Dzong, you are proclaiming your support for this beautiful, powerful space and its activity as the Sakyong’s seat on the West Coast. Our aspiration for the Stewardship program is to allow individuals throughout Northern California to directly support the energetic center of our regional mandala, and help sustain this great fortress of Basic Goodness. Money raised through the Stewardship program will be used for two purposes:
• To support the operation costs of Sharchen Dzong, our regional capital center.
• To support the Northern California Shambhala administration and services including regional governance, programming, publicity and teacher visits.
How do I become a Steward?
There are two ways: You can become a Steward for any amount from $10 to $150 or more monthly and receive a special thank you gift (see below)— or give a onetime donation. Please see the options below to make a tax-deductible donation in either of these ways. Donors will receive a tax deduction letter at the end of the year.
Whether or not you become a Steward of Sharchen Dzong at this time, we invite you to offer the incomparable richness of your love and aspirations for the Dzong and for the Shambhala community.
Sign up for recurring monthly donations:
We can set up a one time or reoccurring donation in any amount you choose. Automatic debit from your bank account is also available if you prefer that to using a credit card.
If you would prefer to make a onetime offering you can either email Cody McGough at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a check made out to Northern California Shambhala and mail to:
Northern California Shambhala
1231 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Northern California Shambhala is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
We are dedicated to creating enlightened society using the tools of mindfulness, awareness, and unconditioned confidence. These inherent qualities are cultivated through meditation practice, by studying the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and by taking part in the Shambhala community. We then apply what we have learned to our everyday lives at work, at home, with our families, and in society as a whole.
We are supported by the generosity of volunteers, donations and membership contributions. We are sincerely grateful for every offering we receive. Thank you so much for your generosity!
We can afford to open ourselves and join the rest of the world with a sense of tremendous generosity, tremendous goodness, and tremendous richness. The more we give, the more we gain – although what we gain should not particularly be our reason for giving. Rather, the more we give, the more we are inspired to give constantly. And the gaining process happens naturally, automatically.
– Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche