Community Meeting

November 17th

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    The Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center invites you to our next Community Meeting. 

    The start time for this meeting is 12:30 instead of 11:30, to accommodate our Sunday book study.

    Agenda topics include:

    • Report from the Practice & Education team about plans for upcoming programs.
    • Proposal on a process for changing team leads. If you are a member of the Space and Operations team, or if you are interested in joining the team, we hope you can join us. **
    • Discuss how we feel about lineage photos in the shrine room. This will be held as an Open Space session; no decisions will be made at this time. ++


    ** The Space and Operations team is responsible for supplies, shrinekeeping, and other duties related to the physical space of the Center.

    ++ During last year's meeting concerning photos in the shrine room, a decision was made to remove the photos of Chögyam Trungpa and Sakyong Mipham from the main shrine room/meditation hall, with the potential to revisit the decision in the future. We would like to begin a preliminary discussion of how sangha members feel about these photos at this time.


    Our leadership structure is a team model with Team Leads working together with small groups of sangha members. We welcome participation from the community wherever they wish to contribute, whether as part of a team or simply by attending Community Meetings to hear what we're working on and to share your voice. Please visit our Center Leadership page for more information.