Heart Gifts for Teachers

It is traditional to make a monetary offering, called a Heart Gift, to the acharyas, or to the lead teachers of Shambhala Path programs and intensive practice retreats. It is meant as an expression of your heartfelt appreciation for the teacher and the teachings you have received from them, and it supports the ongoing activities of the teacher.

The amount you give is entirely based on your inspiration and financial means. It is the gesture of offering and appreciation that matters, not the dollar amount.

You are not required to offer a Heart Gift, but if you are so inspired, you are welcome to offer a gift to any of the teachers visiting Dorje Denma Ling this year.