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Diversity Statement

 

Our financial vision . . . is that we could actually work on our money situation fully and properly.

— Chogyam Trungpa

 

 

About Ashoka Credit Union

 

Welcome

Welcome to Ashoka Credit Union where money, community and skillful means meet. Let us share, revitalize, and shape your financial future together. Investing your savings here not only benefits you, but contributes to the growth of your community, its organizations and its members.

State chartered, NCUA-insured Ashoka serves the national and international Shambhala sangha including: Shambhala Centers, Shambhala Training, Naropa University, all the various organizations associated with the founder, their employees and family members.

As part of Trungpa's vision for creating enlightened society, he founded Ashoka Credit Union to meet the community's need for a strong financial institution where meditators and their money would be treated with mindfulness.

History

Emperor Ashoka initiated a golden age in medieval India. His reign was noted for its strength, security, and compassionate social concern. Ashoka is also a Sanskrit word which means "without torment."

Ashoka Credit Union is a strong, secure financial institution founded on the principle of banking without torment. It is based on the century-old tradition of community credit unions which offer to members, cooperative, sound, convenient financial solutions.

Statistics

Founded in Boulder Colorado, January 28,1976 by President Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, we are currently 500 international members strong, with $2.5 million in assets. We granted $800,000 in new loans in 2010.

Staff

Allya Canepa, Manager and Loan Officer and Sarah Luna, Assistant Manager are in the office 10:00am – 4:00pm, USA Mountain Time, Monday through Thursday, and by appointment for your convenience. Call on our financial expertise!

Governance

Ashoka is governed by a Board of Directors elected from our membership at the annual meeting each May. Current Directors are listed on the Contact page. We are regulated by the State of Colorado Division of Financial Services and the National Credit Union Association (NCUA), the federal deposit insurer. All members are invited to inquire about participation in credit union governance.

Diversity Statement

Ashoka Credit Union honors the value of demographic diversity in the staff, volunteer, member, and potential-member communities. We aspire to bring people of diverse backgrounds and experiences into leadership, management, and member/volunteer roles within the Ashoka Credit Union.

Links to Related Organizations

Sakyong Ladrang

Shambhala International

Shambhala Mountain Center

Boulder Shambhala Center

Naropa University

Shambhala Times

Shambhala Media

Samadhi Cushions

 

 

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