Become a Member

We invite you to join our membership program to support Shantideva Meditation Center and our community! This program complements the valued contributions of our regular practitioners and volunteers by providing consistent financial support to our Center. Through your generosity we aspire to create a stronger and more stable Center dedicated to sharing the Dharma and serving others. 

Membership Levels

Choose from a range of membership levels. Your membership has no official end date and may be canceled at any time.


Friend: $20/monthFriend Level

(Full-Time Students and Seniors 65+: $15/month with ID)
10% discount on suggested donation for events.

Contributor: $40/monthContributor Level

Above, plus a subscription to Mandala Magazine, the official twice-a-year publication of the FPMT with advice, teachings, news, and inspiring stories..

Supporter: $75/month Supporter Level

All of the above, plus prayer dedications at Shantideva Meditation’s sponsored monthly puja at Kopan

Benefactor: $100/month Benefactor Level

All of the above, plus invitations to private events with teachers and esteemed guests.


Patron: $200/month or higherPatron Level

All of the above
, plus $0 suggested donation for all teachings and events!



If you wish to pay for membership via personal check, would like to offer another monthly amount, or have questions regarding membership please contact Lisa: email hidden; JavaScript is required. Our heartfelt gratitude to all who become members!

Shantideva Meditation Center is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All monetary donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

If you choose to accept the membership gift(s), then you can deduct only the amount of your donation that is more than the value of the goods or services received. Please check your membership welcome letter for more information on the estimated value of these goods and services.

A Legacy of Giving and Mutual Benefit

For centuries across cultures there has been a harmonious and interdependent relationship between those who offer the Dharma and those who receive it. As those who teach the Dharma out of sincere compassion are sustained by material offerings, those who give these offerings generate powerful merit and positive karma while experiencing the conditions necessary to develop their buddha potential.

Offering to a Dharma center is one great way to move forward on this blissful path, even while one is currently dedicating many hours a day to work, family, and other responsibilities. Giving from the heart also arouses a deep sense of joy, brings us closer to others, and puts us in touch with our potential for greatness, wisdom, and infinite love and compassion.