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The challenge of warriorship is to step out of the cocoon, to step out into space, by being brave and at the same time gentle. — Chogyam Trungpa

 How Can I Help?

With this simple question, we increase our potential to enrich the world, and find our own joy.

As you progress along your path, you can deepen your practice by staffing weekend retreat programs, coordinating classes, or becoming a local leader. We invite you to practice such generosity in ways that connect you to the teachings and to others journeying on the Path.

Open Leadership Positions

Volunteer coordinator

Oversee and teach the art of volunteering for Shambhala. Ideally this individual is invested in Shambhala leadership and the creation of enlightened society.

Facebook and social media publicity

Primary administrator for the FCSMC Facebook page. This individual posts photos and descriptions of Center events and programs. Experience/interest with other social media sites (Instagram, Twitter, etc) is helpful too.

To indicate your interest

Send an email describing why you would be interested in a position to the Center Director at: [email protected]

Way of Shambhala Programs

Shambhala Training levels – Everyday Life series – Basic Goodness series

  • Click a class below to access the sign up sheet.
  • Shambhala Training coordinators are requested to have Level 5.
  • After completing Level 3, aides may help with any level they have completed.
  • Every Day Life class assistants are requested to have Level 5 and Wisdom in Everyday Life

Current Programs in Need of Volunteers

             Thank you for your generosity and your practice of service

Questions or requests?  Contact Practice and Education: [email protected]

Public Sitting Volunteer Sign-up

To act as Meditation Hall Timekeeper or Gatekeeper, please email [email protected]

  • Training for Meditation Hall Team positions can be obtained by emailing [email protected]
  • MIs, ADs and Shambhala Guides may serve as a meditation instructors during public sitting on Wednesdays and Sundays, and can also offer Dharma talks or readings. (Readings from CTR or SMR are suggested for ADs and Guides.)
  • To view the Volunteer Meditation Hall Calendar on our website, click here
  • Please contact the Meditation Hall Coordinator to volunteer.  Thank you!

Shrine Room Teams:

Sundays: 10-Noon: MI, Umdze, Presentation, Gatekeeper/Greeter
Sunday Nyinthun: 1-3pm: MI, Umdze, Gatekeeper/Greeter
Mondays:  5-6pm: Host
Wednesdays: 7-8pm: MI, Umdze, Presentation, Gatekeeper/Greeter

Ongoing Needs

If you don’t have a lot of time or want to make an occasional contribution, here are ways you can do that!

Cleaning and Center upkeep
If you would like to help clean and keep our Center looking beautiful, email:  [email protected] 

Cookie makers
Bring or make your favorite cookies for hungry meditators to enjoy after public meditation or during classes. Please leave a note for the Kitchen Coordinator about your donation. 
Tea donations
Do you have a favorite tea you would like to see at the Center? Be the one to donate it! Please leave a note for the Kitchen Coordinator about your donation.

Advanced Practice and Programs

Shambhala Sadhana Umdze – Open to those who have attended ESA or have received the Lung

Shambhala Sadhana Second Sunday of the Month Umdze (sign-up page)

Werma FeastOpen to those who are Shambhala Tantrikas 

Werma Feast RSVP with Food and Position (sign-up page)