What continues to differentiate credit unions from other financial institutions are the concepts of loyalty and social justice. Membership is an expression of that mutual commitment.
Unfortunately many credit unions have been forced to morph away from a community-based field-of-membership in order to effectively compete with banks. Nonetheless, the collaborative spirit is kept alive, perhaps reflecting the fundamental human desire to belong to a visionary society.
Who can be a Member?
Shambhala Credit Union’s field-of-membership is defined in our ByLaws, recently updated by our Board of Directors, and approved on April 7, 2016 by the Colorado Commissioner of Financial Services, as:
Individuals and organizations within the Shambhala Mandala, Shambhala Meditation Centers and Groups, Shambhala retreat centers, the Naropa University communities and such other associations as may be recognized by the Sakyong Lineage of Shambhala and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche or his successors, and including all their affiliated cultural, arts, education, practice, special purpose, and leadership groups; and the families and households of the members of these communities.
How to Become a Member
- Send us a completed Member Account Authorization Card
- Together with Account Card, please send a check for $30
$20 is your member share deposit, fully refundable
$10 is a non-refundable account processing fee
- Please call 303-444-9003 to confirm that you are eligible for membership.