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Concluding Interim Board Business

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In December the board emailed members of the Order with the collection of topics of concern that had been in our basket, suggesting a next step of forming discussion groups on each of the topics. Due to the rather small response, we contacted the interested people to suggest they might form their own discussion groups if they so wish, without further involvement of the interim board, unless they need any technical support.
 
This being so, after talking with Rev. Master Haryo, it seems good to start a process of winding up business for the interim board, and not take on any new issues. Together with the working groups we will work out arrangements to provide any support they need to get their projects completed or ready for discussion at the Monastic Gathering. When we committed ourselves last September for another year, there was the possibility of our arranging for the organising of the upcoming Monastic Gathering, but the present understanding is that Rev. Master Haryo will make those arrangements himself. 
 
We will take time in the coming months to write a report on the interim board, its development and lessons learned, and will seek contributions from those who have been part of this effort over the past several years.   
    
Of course we are still around for a while and we continue to be happy to talk if there is a need.
 
In gassho
The interim board

OBC Interim Board and Working Groups News - May 2013

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Interim Board
So, the last remaining business of the interim board is the writing of an “end-of-term” report, and ensuring that the information we have assembled over the last two and a half years can be made available to whoever may need it in future. To this end, we are envisaging that the interim board website will continue to be online for at least a year.
Rev. Alicia
 
Lay Communications

OBC Interim Board & Working Groups News - February 2013

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Interim Board
In December the board emailed members of the Order with the collection of topics of concern that had been in our basket, suggesting a next step of forming discussion groups on each of the topics. Due to the rather small response, we contacted the interested people to suggest they might form their own discussion groups if they so wish, without further involvement of the interim board, unless they need any technical support.
 

OBC Interim Board & Working Groups News - October 2012

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Interim Board
In September we welcomed lay minister Linda Stevens to the interim board. Linda practises with the Lions Gate Buddhist Priory in Canada. We are extremely pleased to have her on the board, replacing Pam Hunter Johnson. Both Pam and Rev. Master Jigen are stepping down after two years of invaluable service to the Order through their roles on the board. We would like to thank both of them for their generous giving of their time and experience and skills to this work – we will miss them.
 

Linda Stevens

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I live in a suburb of Vancouver, Canada and was born and raised in this part of Canada. I took the precepts at Shasta Abbey in 2003 and became a lay minister in 2010. My practice is with the Lions Gate Buddhist Priory and Rev. Master Koten. I am married and have been retired for four years, from nursing, mostly in the intensive care unit. I spend much of my time painting the outside of the house and gardening. I am grateful to be joining the interim board. I think it will be a great place to train.

Contact details
Phone: 
604-521-9465
Times to call: 
9 am to 8 pm
Timezone: 
Pacific
Location: 
<p>New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada</p>

Public Statement Implementation: Purpose and Objectives of Working Groups

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From: Interim Board Secretary <secretary@obcinterimboard.org>
Subject: Implementing Public Statement Decisions
Date: 3 January 2012 09:45:35 GMT
To: Monks and Lay Ministers <monksandlayministers@obcinterimboard.org>
Reply-To: feedback@obcinterimboard.org
 
 

Update from the Working Groups - July 2012

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Structure & Function

Meeting at Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple April 18-22 2012

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For five days in April members of the interim board met together at Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple in southern California, Rev. Master Phoebe's home Temple. Rev. Master Saido, Bob McGraw and Rev. Alicia flew over from the UK, Pam Hunter Johnson drove down from northern California, Rev. Berthold drove down from Shasta Abbey, and Rev. Master Jigen joined the meetings from the UK via Internet connection. Andrea Spark came too, to support us by preparing our meals and refreshments, for which we are hugely grateful. Sadly, Rev.

Formation of New Working Groups - March 2012

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We are pleased to announce that a number of new working groups have recently been formed to address many of the practical steps that the Order resolved to take at the September 2011 general meeting of the Order, and that were announced in the Public Statement that was issued following that meeting.
 
Structure and Function Working Group

News December 2011

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Two new board members

On 8th December we were delighted to announce the addition of two new members of the interim board: Rev. Master Phoebe and Bob McGraw. You can find out a little about them both by clicking here.

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