Shambhala Process Team – Coordinating Body Minutes Meeting of 2021.05.11

Shambhala Process Team – Coordinating Body Minutes Meeting of 2021.05.11

Attendees :  Catherine Éveillard, Janet Bronstein, Jim Fladmark, Kristine McCutcheon, Nora Wiser, 

Absent :  Shel Sampa Fisher, Ivan Tröscher

Roles  Facilitator : JB 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 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 (2021.05.18)
2.G. Confirm Call Connection Info for Next Meeting
2.H. Upcoming Events (see status updates below)
All-PT Call, Saturday 2021.05.29 @ 13:00 ET (90 minutes)

3. Status Updates

3.A. Conversation with Individual People on the PT – Making PT exchanges more public. Postponed until next meeting.

3.B. Inviting Board members to May All-PT call? KM will send something simple re. update on assessor process.

3.C. CB Nominations update
Where do submissions go? To PT email.

4. 2021 CB Renewal Process
Volunteers for 2021 CB Renewal TF ?
Nominations ?
Review of Vacant Role Descriptions
Open 1 seat to a person external to PT ?
What happens if we have none or only a few nominations?
Should we reduce size of CB? That would mean changing the model.
It seems that some WGs are also experiencing issues with participation. Is this a PT issue overall?
External view of the PT attributes more power to the PT than it actually possesses. One view of this power is realizing that there is no one “right” answer.
The Conversations group is growing and diversifying and may reflect what is wanted generally. Can PT fill upcoming needs?
How do we invite sanity to arise?
CB needs some minimal structure. (The Communications role is critical, e.g.)
This year has been a year for the PT to “come out” to the mandala
one big thing the CB did was to organize monthly all-PT calls; another was to create a conversations forum, the CEI.
CB connects SGS and Board to the PT so we can support them; connects WGs to each other
Provides moral support and encouragement for the PT to reach out to the community and magnify its voice – various ways, with the conversations initiative and the Europe- revitalization effort
Because we have a European member, the CB helps bridge cultures of Europe and Americas
JF shared diagram showing 4 drives, influence of elements, and more
Body Break
5. Next steps on Serving on the PT policy. Lead with this item next week!!!
6. Next Community Message. Postponed to next week.

7. May All-PT call. Confirmed for May 29th. 1:00 pm EDT. Main discussion about what the PT looks like now and where is it going: PT and CB renewal. MIght we invite Peter Nowak to comment?

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


Decisions Made


Date Review Date Decision Details
2020.05.11 2020.06.01 All-PT Call will be May 29, 2021 at 1pm EDT
2020.05.11 2020.05.18 Lead with Serving on the PT document next week


Action Items


Date Due Date Lead Action Item Details
2020.05.11 2020.05.18 KE Invite Peter Nowak to All-PT
2020.05.11 2020.05.18 KM Announce All-PT call
2020.05.11 2020.05.18 SSF Lead with Serving on the PT document next week


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