Intersangha Meeting Minutes from December 1, 2018

Below is a link to the full meeting minutes of the Intersangha meeting on December 1, 2018 as recorded by the secretary. This meeting took place at Heart of Wisdom Buddhist Temple.

Relevant working agenda items:

  • Continued work with sexual misconduct/safety culture working group

  • Solidify Buddha Bowl process and financials from meetings

  • Does work need to be continued with the Bylaws?

  • Formulate some retreat guidelines

Please join us at the next meeting to support our growing sangha!!!

Draft of Intersangha Bylaws for Community Review!

Greetings Portland Area Sangha,

As our Greater Portland Refuge Recovery community continues to grow, our Intersangha group is continuing to work hard to support all of our area meetings, to provide resources to groups and individuals interested in starting new meetings, and to demonstrate our collective support for our International Refuge Recovery Nonprofit Organization.

To help guide us in our work, we are developing a set of Bylaws to build a more sustainable operating structure for our Intersangha. These Bylaws will help to guide how we collectively elect members of our community to Intersangha level service positions, how Intersangha meetings are announced and managed, and how decisions that affect our Sangha are made.

Over the past few weeks, a group of our peers has worked to draft these bylaws, and now we would like to ask for your review and comments. Please take a few minutes to look over the attached document and provide any feedback you may have via email to by Thanksgiving, November 22. You may also add your comments in this post!

All feedback received will be considered in the development of a final draft that will be presented to Intersangha at the upcoming December 1 meeting for consideration and possible adoption. And as always, you are encouraged to attend the meeting as well!

Thank you in advance for your help in this endeavor, and for your support of our collective recovery!

Peace + Metta,

The PDX Intersangha Committee

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