A New Era

For almost sixteen amazing years I have been an employee of Shambhala (International), starting in the Shambhala Office of Finance and Development and then moving to Shambhala Media. It is tremendously rewarding and fulfiling work​,  which provides many opportunities for practice and holding your seat.​ ​ ​I am fortunate and honoured to be of service to the Sakyong, Shambhala, and our precious community.

But alas, everything changes. And it appears that the time has come for a big​ ​change​; ​as of July 31 I will no longer be employed with Shambhala. ​​I am taking a leap and and starting a virtual bookkeeping business. It is a new era, which is scary and exciting!

I started ​this GoFundMe campaign with the hope that you might help me in this new endeavour. After I leave my position with Shambhala at the end of July, I plan to take three weeks off and then travel to France to attend a Shambhala program. Once I return from France in early September, I will take a ten-week online course on the virtual ​aspect of starting a virtual bookkeeping business. Once that course is complete, I will launch my new business venture. To help accomplish this, I hope to raise at least $12,500 to buy equipment and to help with living expenses while I take the course and for the first few months while building up my new business. If I am incredibly fortunate and raise more then $12,500, the additional funds will go towards a Registered Retirement Savings Plan.

Please consider making a contribution. It doesn't matter how much—every penny will be appreciated​. I​f you do make a contribution, I will choose one of my photos especially for you and send you a card. ​I ​also plan to pay it forward; as my business grows and succeeds, I will contribute to others' requests for help.​

If you are not in a position to make a contribution, well-wishes are appreciated too! ​​I would love to hear from you.

​With love and appreciation,

Donations (0)

  • Anonymous 
    • $108 
    • 33 mos
  • Kathryn Heckman 
    • $108 
    • 37 mos
  • Pam & Scott 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Nealy Zimmermann 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
  • Charlotte Bernard 
    • $25 
    • 38 mos


Terry Rudderham 
Halifax, NS
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