Wisdom in Action & Wisdom Rising Financial Aid Application

Shambhala Mountain Center is offering financial assistance to individuals who would not otherwise be able to attend these retreats. Financial Aid is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to eligible applicants. Once the financial aid allotments are granted exceptions will not be made so please apply promptly.

Shambhala Mountain Center is offering two levels of Financial Aid Registration – One level will require the participant to pay either $500 for Wisdom in Action or $450 for Wisdom Rising for the retreat tuition, lodging and meals.  The other level will require the participant to pay only $200 for the retreat tuition, lodging and meals. Award recipients are expected to stay in tent double accommodations.  Offered discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other Financial Aid awards.


Financial need serves as the primary basis for determining eligibility. The table below determines your eligibility but does not guarantee financial assistance.


$200 Level

Family Household Household Income Limit
1 $26,000
2 $35,000
3 $44,000
4 $55,500
5 $62,000


$450/$500 Level

Family Household Household Income Limit
1 $38,000
2 $45,000
3 $55,000
4 $65,000
5 $74,000


If your household income exceeds the amounts listed above and you still need financial aid, please explain why you should be considered.


Application Deadline

Financial aid will be awarded on a rolling basis. Funding is limited so apply early.


Additional Information

If the $200 financial assistance has all been awarded, applicants will automatically be put in the application pool for the $500 level.

Shambhala Mountain Center recommends that people seek financial support for retreats from The Offering BowlThe offering bowl is a crowd-funding site dedicated to help raising funds for retreat costs from a world wide network of fellow practitioners. Additionally, Shambhala Mountain Center strongly encourages all financial aid applicants to seek financial support for program fees from as many sources as possible.

If you have any questions about our financial assistance program or your application, please email registrar@shambhalamountain.org.


To Apply and Register

First fill out and submit your Financial Aid application.  If you are awarded financial aid, you will be notified by Shambhala Mountain Center.  At that time you will be sent a link to the registration page.  Please use this registration link to complete your registration for the program.