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Kalapa Council Shares Strategic Plans, Opens Discussion on Blog

Jul 18, 2012

The Kalapa Council has sent reports to leaders of the mandala about strategic decisions made following the discussion that was recently opened on the Kalapa Council blog. Conference calls will be scheduled through the summer to invite further conversation among the leaders of the mandala: centre directors, practice and education leaders, chagdzos, etc.

These strategic plans are now posted on the Kalapa Council blog for the whole mandala: http://kalapacouncil.shambhalatimes.org/

The plans cover a three-fold strategy for the coming period. These involve moving forward with key elements of the Sakyong's 2020 Vision; making changes within Shambhala to develop our culture and make the whole mandala more economically sustainable; and reducing or changing some central services in order to reduce costs.

In addition, a letter from Carolyn Mandelker, the Executive Director of Shambhala, has been posted about services that have now been reduced for this next period.
http://shambhala.org/files/leadership/letter_to_mandalaJune15.pdf

Please read and reflect on these two important documents and contribute to a community discussion on the Kalapa Council blog.

(This announcement was from the Shambhala News Service)