BSMC Leadership Collective Meeting (Open)

February 17th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    Everyone is invited to take part in this special Leadership Collective meeting. Current members, former members and people brand new to the Center are all welcome.

    WHERE:  Main Shrine Room 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Or join remotely through this Zoom Link:

    We are in the process of substantive discussions of our vision for the center. In our last meeting on February 2nd, a working group of people who had proposed models of our future sangha was formed. (See meeting minutes here.) This working group has met twice since then to refine these proposals and identify the main commonalities and distinctions between them. The work group plans to present their recommendations at this LC meeting.

    This is a new and evolving process of participatory governance at BSMC. The purpose is to uphold the view of basic goodness and awake society, articulate our center’s mission, join center initiatives with the view and mission, and make decisions concerning center direction.

    We will do this by participating in a leadership practice that blends elements of a Quaker Meeting, Social Meditation and the best ingredients of the traditional Shambhala Governing Council model. Meetings are open. Everyone is invited to practice leadership (warriorship) together.

    All proposals and options will be documented.  The outcome of the center is in the hands of the community.  We will also discuss a process for getting information and thoughts from those who cannot be at the meetings or are uncomfortable expressing themselves in that kind of setting.    

    This is a work in progress, so let’s approach the gathering with compassion, patience, kindness and excitement.