We hope that all of you are safe and healthy in the context of the reality of a world turned upside down.
As you can imagine, the current period presents a financial challenge for our centre. Although we have reduced expenses to a minimum, fixed expenses remain. Given the temporary physical closure of the centre, our sole income is from the monthly contributions of members and friends.
We had succeeded in creating a rich and renewed program for 2019-2020 and the situation was going well. None of us could have predicted what is happening now, which is why we are asking you for financial support, while recognizing that in these difficult times many of you may also be experiencing difficulties. Thanks to the sustained efforts of all our volunteers, we are improving our online offerings.
We believe that the Montréal Shambhala Meditation Centre has something precious to offer everyone, especially in times of crisis. Dharma and sangha are gems to be preserved and we want to continue to share the teachings with as many people as possible.
Warm thanks for your support,
The Governance Council and
The Financial Support Committee,
Montréal Shambhala Centre
* Donations and regular contributions over $20 are eligible for a charitable donation tax credit.
For example, 12 monthly payments of $25 = $300 donated annually – tax credit = actual cost to you of approximately $180, or $15/month.
Here is the link for a charitable donation calculator to find out the real cost of your donation, after taxes: calculconversion.com/calculateur-don-bienfaisance.html