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Board Meeting Highlights August 13, 2023

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate

Guiding Teacher Report

  • Guest speakers
    • Florence Caplow in-person last Sunday of August 
    • Hakusho speaking September 10th
    • Steven Heine the week after
    • Norman Fischer will talk in November or December  
  • Segaki will take place in October  
  • All day sitting November 12th 
  • Eihei Koruku seminar in October or November 
  • Taigen and Hogetsu will co-lead the Rohatsu sesshin
  • Taigen to lead the Spring Practice Commitment Period on Hongzhi
  • Hogetsu may re-start the Full Moon ceremony program  

Leadership Transition Process

  • Taigen and Hogetsu have met three times with productive discussions
  • They hope to have a proposal and then for the board and the sangha to have input 
  • The timeline is uncertain 
  • They have spoken about being co-guiding teachers 
  • Consensus of board members who have spoken is to give Taigen and Hogetsu their space to figure out some of the specifics regarding timelines and job descriptions
  • Consensus is that Taigen and Hogetsu should move forward with their meetings 

August 20th Sangha Meeting

  • First item will be an update on the building 
  • Second item will be to talk about leadership
  • Third item will be discussing programming 

Building Search Recap and Next Steps

  • There wasn’t enough space for what we wanted 
  • Dylan will remain in touch with the mortgage broker

Branching Streams Dana

  • We are sending three representatives to the conference: Douglas, Wade, and Reuben 

Fundraising Efforts/YEL

  • Taigen feels we need to revision fundraising 
  • Volunteers needed for this effort

Sangha Care Committee (Sara and Reuben)

  • Sara stepping down, primary need is for new leadership
  • Volunteers needed for this effort
  • Debra and Sara hosted zoom tea and had 4 participants

Promotions Committee

  • Incredibly vibrant Facebook page, Instagram curated by Simone
  • Yelp page reclaimed

Date of next Board meeting October 1st at 2:00 PM