Generosity Policy

“Generosity is the virtue that produces peace.”

            ―from the Sutra of the Recollection of the Three Jewels

The Birmingham Shambhala Center is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers and supported by the generosity of its members and program participants.

It is our commitment that everyone, regardless of financial resources, feels welcome at all our programs and events.

If the cost for a program presents an obstacle to your participation, please contact Christine Dietsch at or 205-239-9648 prior to the program to discuss paying a reduced cost.  Generosity is what enables our center to share these teachings with others, so please offer the most you can afford.  This helps ensure the continuity of our programs and sustainability of our Center.

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “patron price”. Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.  For many of our programs, there is a “Pay what you can” option, which involves you entering what you can pay during the registration process.