Donate to the Shambhala Archives

Support our efforts to restore, protect, and disseminate the Shambhala dharma

To make a restricted donation to Shambhala Archives please contact [email protected]. Thank you!

Every gift goes directly to Shambhala Archives

Cheques may be made out to Shambhala, with “Archives” in the memo and sent directly to:

5121 Sackville Street, Suite 601

Halifax, Nova Scotia

B3J 1K1


Our Projects for 2018

Digitization of Video Recordings

Finishing up digitization for Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: Due to the flooding and other improvements we accomplished last year, we were unable to complete the digitization project in 2017. We hope to complete the digitization of the VHS tapes this summer, 2018! This is a big milestone for us, and we are working hard to meet this deadline.

New Purchases

Information Technology/Capacity to store data = $5,000 per year for hardware, new equipment, and data management software

Environmental Improvements
  • Upgrades must be made to the physical space in order to prepare for the next 10 years:

    • Training new staff

    • Environmental Monitoring System verified for accuracy

      •   emergency system (disaster preparedness plan)

      •   flood warning and prevention

      •   Fire alarms replacement

      •   Ladrang waterproofing

Continuing to Record, Store, and Protect the Current Shambhala Dharma
  • Field Recordings/Archival Records Management

    • Provide oversight and assistance for recording services to the Shambhala mandala, particularly when the Sakyong or Acharyas are teaching.

    • Maintain equipment and expertise procedures and protocols.

    • Maintain relationship with recordings personnel at land centers and urban centers to assure quality control in a/v documents during principal Shambhala programs.

    • Create and maintain cloud-storage in partnership with Centre East Media and Shambhala Online.

Every gift goes directly to Shambhala Archives

Making a Charitable Bequest

There are several ways to include the Shambhala Archives in your planned giving

Cash Bequest

  • Shambhala Archives receives a specific dollar amount

Bequest of Property

  • Shambhala Archives receives specific assets, such as securities, an interest in real estate (such as a residence), or tangible personal property (e.g., works of art, antiques, relics)

Residuary Bequest

  • Shambhala Archives receives all or a percentage of the remainder of the estate after the payment of any specific bequests and all estate-related expenses.

Contingent Bequest

  • Shambhala Archives is given a bequest only in the event of the death of other beneficiaries.

For information about leaving a bequest to the Shambhala Archives, please contact Ryan Watson, Director of Finance, at [email protected]. Any other donation questions can be directed to [email protected].