“When we give we receive.”
~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche (Harvest of Peace, 21th September 2012)
The European Shambhala Trust Fund is a legal entity that can receive donations and funds, as a fully recognized charitable foundation under the German law. The ESTF is a Treuhandstiftung, a legal Trust Fund, intended to build capital, to create a solid capital base (see About Us for more details).
The European Shambhala Trust Fund aims to encourage the development of a world in which human beings recognize themselves as open, kind, sane and basically good, in accord with Shambhala Buddhist principles.
The European Shambhala Trust Fund aims to achieve this goal by supporting the teachings of meditation and Shambhala-Buddhism in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, his son and spiritual heir Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and future Sakyongs and bringing them into society.
In addition its purpose includes the support of related forms of education, arts and culture and charitable causes.
It was established by the European Donor Group in 2012.