Sat Dec 12 2020
In accordance with the Mandala Mother‘s wishes we are planning to meet up on Zoom on 12 December at 2pm UK time for a Mandala Gathering.
This is aimed for everyone who is involved and active in the running of Longchen and organising Longchen Programmes (Stream + Programme Leaders, Local Group Co-ordinators, Events, Online Groups and Events, Filming, Webmasters, Finances, Publications, Media, Newsletter, Facebook, etc…) and everyone who would like to contribute, share their experiences and ideas or would like to get involved further. Please let us know as soon as possible that you will attend and we will send you the Zoom link: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this gathering is to reflect on the vast array of online events we put on in 2020 and to discuss how these can be taken forward in a fruitful way into 2021. We assume that the first part of 2021 will still require to run events online but we hope to meet face to face at events in the latter part of the year to which we are all very much looking forward. This begs such questions concerning locations for retreats, whether and how we carry on offering online events, stream teachings etc. which has proven to further the reach of Rigdzin Shikpo’s teachings and the Longchen Dharma in a very positive way and started to create an international Sangha. We also want to look at Longchen Together in particular in relation to the online local groups, how we can take this format further, integrate the online offerings we have to further build a combined online and in person Sangha. This is having existing students in mind as well as new students such as the participants of the Lion’s Roar Foundation Weekend which just took place very successfully and of which we have further dates planned for 2021. We will also discuss organisational points such as the Newsletter, domain name, calendar streamlining etc.
Please let us know if you have any thoughts, ideas or points you would like to bring up.
Please send these items for the agenda adding your name – and email these in before Friday even if you cannot participate on Saturday.