Coordinating Body  Minutes  Meeting of 2021.06.01

Note to everyone serving on the Process Team, and to the community :

If you have a suggestion or a request for a PT Coordinating Body agenda item, or any other communication for the CB, please write to the Process Team e-mail.


Shambhala Process Team – Coordinating Body  Minutes  Meeting of 2021.06.01

Attendees :  Catherine Éveillard, Janet Bronstein, Jim Fladmark, Kristine McCutcheon, Nora Wiser, Shel Sampa Fisher, Ivan Tröscher,

Absent : 


Facilitator : CE Minutes : NW Time Keeper : CE

Well-Being : NW Speakers List : Call Host : JF

1. Meditation
2. Opening
2.A. Opening Check-In
2.B. Review / Assign Meeting Roles
2.C. Approval of Minutes of the last meeting
2.D. Approval of Today’s Agenda
2.E Make copies of this document for taking Minutes, and to document the Approved Agenda, if needed.
2.F. Confirm Date of Next Meeting
2.G. Confirm Call Connection Info for Next Meeting
2.H. Upcoming Events (see status updates below)
All-PT Call, Saturday 2021.06.27

3. Status Updates

3.B. Review of the all-PT meeting
Tech problems at beginning. Overall good participation.
GMS attendees enjoyed the meeting.
Overall sense of needing new people on the PT. One direction proposed is for every center/group to have a PT representative.
The PT could be like a docking port for people to connect with the whole mandala.
Civil society. What is our self-image? We are complex. Do we (the PT)
have a sense of self-worth?
Whose voices need to be heard? How to find space for them? Geographic? Project oriented?
One vision: PT is a laboratory for Enlightened Society.
PT needs to be representative of voices from all interested parties.
Perhaps each board – Potrang and Shambhala — could suggest PT members.
Flexibility is an important aspect of PT
CE will post meeting notes on


4. 2021 CB Renewal Process
Volunteers for 2021 CB Renewal TF ?

Nominations ?
Review of Vacant Role Descriptions (scroll down on the Nominations Form)
Open 1 seat to a person external to PT ?

SS reported on status of nominations and communications to nominees.
As of today, two people are leaning towards accepting nominations.
We will reach out to other nominees to encourage participation.
So far, no volunteers for the selection process.

Body Break
5. Next steps on Serving on the PT policy
Starting again again
Need more work on feedback loops
This document has been sent out once. No comments at this time.
KM will comment to keep the thread active.
At some point this document has to be formally accepted — this could be the first task of the upcoming CB. Acceptance could be temporary with a review date stated.
Proposed: this doc to be amended to include a review date annually beginning May 2022.
7. What comes next?

Debrief and Closing
A. Brief Meeting Evaluation (thumb gestures and, or a quick round of liked & did not like, deeper discussion would be scheduled for another time), and Closing Touch-In
B. Dedication of Merit
C. Bow


Date Review Date Decision Details
6/01/21 06/27/21 Theme for all-PT call on June 27 is approval of document Starting again again and announcement of CB nominations


Action Items


Date Due Date Lead Action Item Details
6/01/21 KM KM will comment to keep thread active on Starting again again
6/01/21 all Encourage nominees to serve on CB
6/01/21 6/08 SSF, IT Add review suggestion and timing to document Starting again again


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