Leaving a Bequest

“For a community to identify with such a heroic motivation as basic goodness and enlightened society is deeply transformative…We are investing in our future.”
~Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Stupa in the SnowSince its formation, Shambhala has flourished with the support of what is now a growing community of people who have chosen to include Shambhala in their estate plans–to support the important work of creating enlightened society.

What would you like your legacy to be? How can you best care for your family, for Shambhala, and for other people/organizations closest to your heart?

A bequest ensures that after you die, there is certainty about your wishes. In some areas there are local laws which dictate what happens to your assets if you do not have a will. Financial planning can provide for your future and the future of those you love. In addition, by  leaving a gift to Shambhala in your will, you can extend your care for the health and growth of Shambhala and the propagation of these teachings– long after you are gone.

Your gift to Shambhala can be designated to any entity or activity within Shambhala that you wish. Bequests can be made through gifts of cash, securities, real estate, and tangible personal property.

We  have people with whom you can discuss the Sakyong’s sense of priorities for the future, and help you clarify and direct your personal aspirations. We also have sangha lawyers volunteering to work with you and/or your professional advisors to determine the correct legal language for leaving a gift to Shambhala.  This will save time and money with the lawyer who you pay to draw up your will.

To make it easy, the Shambhala Director of Finance will be your first point of contact. They will listen to your questions, and guide you to the best person or people to speak with.

Mr. Ryan Watson
shambhala.finance.director@gmail.com
902-425-4275 ext 116

We also have important information on these pages:

How to Name Shambhala in your Will
It’s a little known fact that leaving a gift to “Shambhala International” will not be clear in the legal sense! Please read this page for more information.

Types of Bequests

Thank you for your generosity to Shambhala in this life, and for considering how to extend your care for Shambhala into the future!