The first Sangha Convention

Listening to the voice of the Sangha

—  KWAN UM SCHOOL OF ZEN WILL HOST THE  —

1st European Sangha Convention

 

— Sangha Weekend Plan —

Saturday: KUSZE Meeting of Members/MoM (~1,5h) – administrative part, Sangha Convention (~3h) – vision part, Entertainment Program

Sunday: Precepts Ceremony or Founders Day Ceremony (tba)

 

— What is the Sangha Convention? —

Sangha Convention is YOU! For the first time, members of our European Zen Centers and Groups are empowered to share their diverse experiences and insights, discuss their ideas and concerns about our Sangha. They will vote for positive changes that could help our School adapt to contemporary culture while keeping its core tradition, so we can better help this fast-changing world. The results of this convention will be presented to the European Teachers Group, who will consider them in their decisions.

[Read about it in our bylaws]

— Who should come? —

Each Center and Group is requested to delegate two deputies to the convention. One of your delegates can be also your representative during MoM. Additionally, SC should consist of all Senior and Bodhisattva Dharma Teachers of the KUSZEu and all Guiding Teachers. The latter have no right to vote in this assembly.

— Why you? —

This is the way how you can use your perceptions, ideas, and concerns for the benefit of the whole KUSZ community. Because you may have something important to say and you’ve been thinking about the correct situation to do so.

— When? —

September 8-9, 2018 after a short Meeting of the Members (MoM) in Wu Bong Sa. Save the date now, because SC can happen only once every 3-5 years.

— What will be discussed? —

What did you want to express for a long time? What is important and interesting for you? One of the topics submitted to SC by MoM 2017 is Millenial Report, which deals with the challenges of young generation within the Dharma regarding “diversity, education, religion, values, health, environmentalism, social justice, and technology”.  What are your recommendations for a wide, open and alive Dharma and Sangha?

— Take Action —

1. Save the date
Add the event to your calendar:
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2. Bring up your topic
To submit a topic of your interest please write to:

All requests will be included!
3. Volunteer

RIGHT NOWE WE NEED YOUR HELP TO PREPARE THE CONVENTION! 

Small groups of students are gathering online to discuss emerging topics:  (1) New forms of together action for community building; (2) Encouraging beginners to practice zen; (3) More buddhist education; (4) Empowering Dharma Teachers and students.

Fun is guaranteed and don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to make a difference for you and others: comms@kwanumeurope.org.

The Council | European Office

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