Center Finances

Thubten Norbu Ling’s fundamental mission is to offer a strong and diverse program and to improve upon our foundation year-after-year. Over the last fifteen years, Thubten Norbu Ling has grown and developed a multi level program. We have added to our teaching and program staff, hosted the Relic Tour in Santa Fe, regularly offered two annual retreats, sponsored well-respected visiting teachers, and added secular programs to our calendar.  


A sustainable budget is essential, one that will allow us to expand the extent of our program to meet the needs of our growing community. In the last four years TNL’s annual income has averaged $115,999; the center’s average yearly expenses have been $111,175.  Our funds have grown in response to increased teacher support.

Thubten Norbu Ling’s financial affairs are conducted in a responsible and transparent manner consistent with the ethical guidelines defined by the FPMT and all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. We do all we can to create positive karma and to avoid the creation of any negative outcomes. All our accounts are reviewed and maintained by a tax professional and bookkeeper. Individual donations are used in accord with the donor’s wishes. The Center Director documents and manages the center’s finances including day-to-day expenses, event expenses, TNL sustaining member records, general donations, etc. Please feel free to direct any inquiries regarding our finances to us at


Because of our expanding programs, we rely on donations to meet our monthly expenses of approximately $8,500. Your generosity will help Thubten Norbu Ling develop its presence in the community as a center for wisdom, compassion and learning. Please help us continue to offer the Dharma in Santa Fe by visiting the Donate page on our website and please consider becoming a member or patron of Thubten Norbu Ling. 


Thubten Norbu Ling is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  It is solely funded by the generosity and kindness of its membership and benefactors. We receive no funding from our parent organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). 


Thubten Norbu Ling Buddhist Center
1807 Second Street, #35
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 490-6152
Thubten Norbu Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center is an affiliate of the
Foundation for the Preservation
of the Mahayana Tradition.
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