In the past month we have come together to celebrate a number of significant transitions for the sangha—Joanne’s retirement and Lama Palden’s Ceremony of Gratitude. These have been a very touching and meaningful ways for us to come together and connect with each other during this time of change. It has been a wonderful way to look back and celebrate our beginnings with Lama Palden under her vision and guidance and to value Joanne’s longtime support. It has been important for us to laugh, shed a tear, and celebrate together. As we say these goodbyes, we are also excited about the future.
As we step into these new beginnings, we feel it’s important to follow up the recent discussion group meetings with a full member meeting to share what’s in store for the next year and provide updates about where we stand as we move forward as a whole.
To do that, we invite you to join us for a Members Meeting this Saturday, September 28, from 2 – 4 pm. We’ll provide updates on our current situation, future possibilities and dispel rumors.
Lama Döndrup along with Annik and Pat, members of the Board of Directors, and the Executive Director will share a number of presentations and take questions regarding the plans for future classes and programs, a more complete overview of our finances, an update on the center, and more specific ways that you can be more involved.
Each member is a precious jewel in the Sangha. Your presence and input are invaluable to us. We look forward to seeing you this coming Saturday! If you cannot be there in person, we will make a recording of the meeting available for you to view.