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Why We Are Raising Money At This Time

Our development activities are focused on attracting new and diverse voices to guide our magazines’ future, forming strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations, and developing the financial resources we need to fulfill our mission.

We need to ensure that we can make the critical step from a successful, mature start-up to an institution with long-term viability—one that can be passed on intact to a new generation. We need to reach new audiences and provide content in as many media as possible.

How We Will Spend The Money We Raise

We are working to...

• Develop new media channels to share our rich editorial archives with new audiences;

• Convert both magazines to more environmentally responsible paper (Funds from our online gallery and yearly online auction are earmarked to offset this ever-increasing operating expense.)

• Train the next generation of editors and designers through our dharma publishing internship program;

• Serve our growing readership through new publications and partnerships.

Please contact us for more information on any of these development initiatives. We are happy to discuss your ideas for social venture investments, donation of shares, bequests, business partnership ideas, and other unique ways you can help. (contact us)

Online Store and Art Gallery

In the Shambhala Sun's Online Store is our popular Art Gallery. There you'll find a moderately-priced selection of high-quality, archival prints and reproductions— art that expresses the dharma from the pages of the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma magazines. Featured are fine art giclée reproductions of calligraphies, illustrations, original paintings, photographs, and Buddha images from many of our regular contributors. 

The Art Gallery is made possible through the generosity of the artists, museums, contributors, and friends who have made the reproduction rights of their fine artwork available to us. We heartily thank them for their generosity.

Online Auction

The Shambhala Sun Foundation now hosts an online auction each fall. In 2008, thanks to the generosity of our supporters (both auction item donors and successful bidders) our inaugural online auction raised $25,000. Funds from the online auction are earmarked to support our use of environmentally responsible paper stock in printing both magazines.

Again this year, our online auction will feature a selection of wonderful items — original works of art, gift certificates, goods and services—in a range of prices so that many can participate.

You can also help by donating an auction item. All Shambhala Sun Foundation online auction partners enjoy considerable exposure through our extensive marketing efforts. Donors and their items/logos are featured on the auction site with a complete product description and website links. In addition, we promote the online auction widely through partnership email announcements and full-page ads in our magazines.

Please Support Us Today!

Our success grows directly out of how well we are able to fulfill your hopes and wishes to see the dharma flourish in the West. Your generosity can help expand the kind of genuine caring and inspiration that you find in the pages of our magazines. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.

• Mail a donation to:  Shambhala Sun Foundation
                                 1660 Hollis Street, Suite 701
                                 Halifax, NS, Canada B3J 1V7

• Donate online by using our secure, online form.                  

• Donate by credit card or call toll free 877 422 8404 ext. 31

• Donate an auction item
• Buy something from our Online Store (visit Store)

Bring home beautiful art from the pages of the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly.

• Place a bid on an item in our online auction (visit auction)

Check our website in November to place your bids on a wonderful assortment of donated items.

Give Us Feedback!

If you would like to talk to us about our magazines, about any of our development initiatives, about making a donation or about other ways to support the Shambhala Sun Foundation, please

Send us an email:

Receive our emailed Sun Newsletter here.

Call us toll free: 

James M. Gimian, Publisher   877 422 8404 ext. 17
Cindy Littlefair, Operations     877 422 8404 ext. 36


The Shambhala Sun Foundation’s charitable organization number is #81471-7146-RR0001. We will issue a charitable donation receipt for the full amount of any Canadian-resident donation.


The Shambhala Sun Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Internal Revenue Service Employer ID Number #98-0549367. All donations to The Shambhala Sun Foundation are tax-deductible for US residents to the full extent of the law. An official letter of acknowledgment will be sent for all donations.

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