Credit unions are not-for-profit financial companies, with
services similar to (but cultures different from) banks. The
association of credit unions is international and cooperative,
supporting many developing communities and nations through
outreach programs. In turn, our developing small credit
union has affiliated support to offer a wide menu of services.
Ashoka Credit Union was opened in January 1976 to serve
the Buddhist, Shambhala, and Naropa communities. Ashoka
was named by the founder, Vidhyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche,
for an ancient Buddhist prince in India who brought social
services to his people, beginning with banking.
also has the sanskrit meaning "without torment." We
aspire to banking without
and invite you to join us.
Currently our membership eligibility extends
to Shambhala affiliated organizations and their members, students, families, business entities, and employees.