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Los Angeles, CA

Shambhala Art can be seen as a process, a product, and an arts education program.  As a process, it brings wakefulness and awareness to the creative and viewing processes through the integration of contemplation and meditation.  As a product, it is art that wakes people up. Shambhala Art is also an international non-profit arts education program based on the Dharma Art teachings of the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala Buddhism, Shambhala International, and Naropa Institute.  Shambhala Art is a division of Shambhala and is presided over by his son and heir, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. This program is taught by trained and authorized Shambhala Art teachers.



Donations to Shambhala Art allow us to continue to maintain and share these teachings

Shambhala Art is a nonprofit Lineage Institution of Shambhala International/Vajradhatu. As a Lineage Institution we maintain our own organization and operational expenses, with no monies received from Shambhala International/Vajradhatu, the Sakyong Potrang, or other affiliated institutions or organizations. Our operational expenses include:

  1. The maintenance of our web presence,;

  2. Rental and supply expenses associated with holding our annual intensive programs in Los Angeles;

  3. Computer software updates and subscriptions (e.g. Dropbox, Zoom, etc);

  4. The shooting, editing, and final productions of videos as part of our online course series; and,

  5. The creation and distribution of Shambhala Art materials, such as pins and banners.

Our operational expenses are intended to be covered by the following sources:

  1. The transfer of 10% of net revenues from Shambhala Art programs;

  2. Tuition from Shambhala Art intensives in Los Angeles;

  3. Auctions of calligraphies produced as part of Shambhala Art intensives;

  4. In-kind donations of time and resources; and,

  5. Monetary donations.

Because we price our intensives to be as affordable as possible and provide scholarships in the form of reduced or waived tuition, intensives generally operate at a breakeven after supply expenses. As such, we rely strongly on the followthrough of our host centers on the 10% revenue transfer and the monetary generosity of those touched by the Shambhala Art teachings.

Giving to Shambhala Art

All gifts to Shambhala Art are used solely for Shambhala Art-related expenses. As a Lineage Institution of Shambhala, donors may claim their donation to Shambhala as tax-deductible (as defined and governed by the applicable laws; please check in your locality). Due to the associated tracking complexity we can only accept non-restricted donations at this time.