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:
The maintenance of our web presence, ShambhalaArt.org;
Rental and supply expenses associated with holding our annual intensive programs in Los Angeles;
Computer software updates and subscriptions (e.g. Dropbox, Zoom, etc);
The shooting, editing, and final productions of videos as part of our online course series; and,
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:
The transfer of 10% of net revenues from Shambhala Art programs;
Tuition from Shambhala Art intensives in Los Angeles;
Auctions of calligraphies produced as part of Shambhala Art intensives;
In-kind donations of time and resources; and,
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.