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.
Implementing the 2011 general meeting decisions
Much of our effort over the last two months has been directed towards a plan for implementing the decisions that were listed in the public statement that was issued by the Order after the conclave and general meeting in September. In November we met with Rev. Master Haryo to go through our ideas with him, and by the end of December we hope to have sent out an email detailing the new Order working groups that are to be formed and inviting people to join them.
Lay Communication Working Group
Members of the interim board have been meeting with the Lay Communication Group (formerly called the Bright Moon Board) to help them get new members and clarify their purpose. This is a start-up group of people that has initially focused on development of the Bright Moon website, and are ready to broaden their work to opening up communication among the lay sangha and between the lay sangha and the monastic sangha. Two monks have recently joined this group: Rev. Master Leandra (UK) and Rev. Master Meiko (US).
OBC Website Development Group
This group was formed in November, with Rev. Leon Kackman from Columbia Zen Buddhist Priory in South Carolina as project manager. See a report from this group in the sidebar.
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