Town Hall Meeting: Our Center's Future

December 14th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    Please join us for our next Portland Shambhala town hall meeting!

    Join us for a working session from 1 to 4:30 at the Shambhala Center. We will look back at our recent history, consider where we are, and make decisions about our future. Several leadership positions need to be filled by Shambhala Day and others follow in the next year. Discussions and decisions about leadership need to be both practical in the sense of keeping our community together and inspirational in the sense that they help us keep the Dharma alive. Come for the conversation and stay for high tea!

    Here's a tentative agenda:

    Distribution of cards to help converge on topics for discussion (anything goes)
    1:00 pm - Welcome & overview - Reports and reflections on this year’s activities, experiences and next steps
    John - Extending John and Janie appointment beyond our initial 1 year; seeking a Council secretary, etc.
    Mark and Janie - Care and conduct activities and Dharma Umbrella
    Relo Team - What we’ve learned and what needs to come next
    (Thacher  - observations about the many meanings of “home”)
    David Parker and other MI’s - role of MI on the path
    Misha - P&E Director experience and role
    Bettina Culture and Decorum experience and role 
    1:45 pm - Spontaneous Insight process on leadership positions
    Process for hiring a new Office Manager, starting February 1
    Identify leaders for P&E, Culture and Decorum, and possibly search committee for next Director / Co-directors.
    Looking forward to leadership turnover in Societal Health and Wellbeing (September 2021), Chagzö, Directors...
    2:45 pm - Celebratory tea and reception
    3:15 pm - Community discussion - as guided or framed by discussion cards gathered at the beginning of the afternoon
    4:30 pm - Wrap up, tidy up, and adjourn to a local bar-restaurant