Payments and Donations

If you have any issues with your donation or payment, please contact John Shaw, Shambhala Donor Relations.

Phone number: 902.425.4275 Ext. 2

Email: [email protected]


To pay for a scheduled retreat

Note: If not yet scheduled, please refer to instructions on our Scheduling Your Retreat page.


Email: [email protected]

Make sure to indicate in the comment field the dates of your scheduled retreat.

Credit Card:

Call David MacLellan, Director of Finance for Shambhala Canada. His voice mail is secure and you may leave your credit card info on his voicemail. Please clearly leave your name, phone number, the dates of your retreat, and credit card information.

Phone number: 902-425-4275 Ext. 1

Email: [email protected]

Please note our policy for reservations, payments, and cancellations:

  • If a cabin is available we can reserve it for you but can only give you a final confirmation once we receive your deposit (your deposit is 50% of the total retreat), so please make your deposit promptly on receipt of your reservation confirmation to be sure of getting your desired dates.
  • We regret that we can only refund deposits for reservations canceled up to 14 days prior to the reserved period, so please reserve early and be sure of your desired dates.
  • If you need to cancel your reservation due to an emergency within the 14-day period or after your stay has begun, we will discuss with you a number of options—such as applying your deposit to future retreats—that can make the situation workable for you and Milk Lake.


To make a Donation

Donations are welcome and most appreciated, as a way of supporting the retreat centre, caring for the facilities, and providing the ability of hosting others in retreat.

If you would like to make a PayPal or credit card donation, please feel free to use the donate button.  Note that donations are tax-deductible in Canada.


Your donations and support are most appreciated!