Become a Member

We offer membership at a variety of levels, and regardless of income. The benefits, such as discounts, members' dinners and events, and our members' newsletter, are the same regardless of the level. The real benefit, of course, is much more personal. Membership is annual, which means that we kindly ask that, in becoming a member of our center, you make a commitment to the best of your ability for one year, renewable. This also allows us to plan our budget and activities for the year ahead, and beyond, knowing that we can rely on our members' annual commitments.

Membership allows us to maintain a modest living stipend for our Spiritual Director, Lama Losang Samten, Rinpoche, here in Philadelphia. It keeps the lights on at our center, heat in the winter, air conditioning in the summer, and meaningful dharma teachings, practices and other offerings, year-round. Your contributions allow our community to flourish, and the precious teachings of Lama Losang and our senior and guest teachers, to be shared with others. So please consider becoming a member of our center; besides the warm feeling that giving ... gives, our members also enjoy a voice in the direction and success of the Center, and many other benefits, some of which are described below. 

For questions about becoming a member, please email our membership coordinator, Cathie Harvey.

MEMBERSHIPS:

 

"Infinite Knot" Members. This is the name we give to our basic financial level of membership. Supporting members pledge to contribute an annual amount of $360 per year, which is $30 per month. Sundays and our regular weekly offerings are free.  Members also receive one of our prayer books, a 20% discount on all center teachings, retreats and other offerings, our members newsletter, opportunity to participate in members' meetings, and other expressions of our gratitude. You can set up a recurring payment, or a one-time annual payment, by clicking on the button below. Also, if you are not already a member, before or after completing your Paypal experience, please email our membership coordinator  so that she can make sure to get your membership all set up. Thank you. We are so grateful for your support.


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"Conch" Members. "Conch" members pledge to contribute an annual amount of $720 per year, or $60 per month. As with each of our commitment levels, Sundays and our regular weekly offerings are free.  Members receive one of our prayer books, a 20% discount on all center teachings, retreats and other offerings, our members newsletter, and opportunity to participate in members' meetings, and other expressions of our gratitude. You can set up a recurring monthly payment, or a one-time annual payment, by clicking on the button below. Also, if you are not already a member, before or after completing your Paypal experience, please email our membership coordinator so that she can make sure to get your membership all set up. Thank you. We are grateful for your support.


TBC "Conch" Membership

"Lotus" Members. "Lotus" members pledge to contribute an annual amount of $1320 per year, or $110 per month. As with each of the commitment levels, Sundays and our regular weekly offerings are free.  Members also receive one of our prayer books, a 20% discount on all center teachings, retreats and other offerings, our members newsletter, and opportunity to participate in members' meetings  and other expressions of our gratitude. You can set up a recurring monthly payment, or a one-time annual payment, by clicking on the button below.Also, if you are not already a member, before or after completing your Paypal experience, please email our membership coordinator at  so that she can make sure to get your membership all set up. Thank you. We are grateful for your support


TBC "Conch" Membership

"Dharma Wheel" Members. We give the name "Dharma Wheel" members to those who, at this time in their lives, are without the means to make an annual financial commitment of the amount below, but who wish to support our center in other truly equally valuable ways, either through service, or some combination of service along with a more modest monetary amount. There are many ways to volunteer and help support our center, and our teacher!  If this speaks to you, please contact our membership coordinator.