Lerab Ling Congregation chapter, the representative assembly and the coordination team–
The chapter and the representative assembly
In November 2018, in accord with its statutes, the religious congregation Rigpa Lerab Ling came together to elect six new members of its chapter. Then the chapter elected Dorothe Würich, a nun, named Ngawang Chözom Lhamo, to act as the superior of the Congregation.
The superior and the chapter then invited salaried staff as well as outside consultants of the congregation to come and join them to form a representative assembly which will guarantee the vision and the spiritual integrity of Lerab Ling. This assembly will give a long term perspective which will steer the actions of the Lerab Ling manager and coordination team.
The 2018 November elections offer a complete renewal of the spiritual and temporal direction of the Rigpa Lerab Ling center. They also represent a welcomed rejuvenation of the team which will be in place for the next 3 years until the next elections.
Photo: From right to left and from top to bottom – Members of the chapter: Ane Lhamo (Superior), Canice O’Brien, Gill Kainey, Jeremy Tatersall, Rainer Heinz, Tenzin Jigme.
Permanent guests: Samuel Truscott, Cathy Blanc, Brett Logan, Ian Ives, Sebastien Reggiany, Helen Cargill, Isabelle Rivière (Secretary)
Rigpa Lerab Ling Congregation coordination team
The Lerab Ling Coordination team holds the overview and the responsibility for all areas of Lerab Ling congregation.
It is responsible for holding the activity and the sustainability of the center and for enacting the chapter’s decisions for Lerab Ling. In particular it takes care of ensuring we have a balanced and sustainable programme, support for other Rigpa countries, a complete programme of spiritual practice in the temple, internal and external communication, hospitality service, and care for the community.
It meets regularly with the aim of making sure we are on track with everything, sharing information and checking interdependencies.
Photo: from left to right - 1st row: Samuel Truscott (Director Lerab Ling retreat center), Olivier Laplace (Registration), Claudia Thurn (Practice), Sébastien Reggiany (Programme), Brian Corr (shrine and its environment), Anneke Hakman (Fundraising), Helen Cargill (International services), Gill Kainey (International communications), Ian Ives (International Programme).
2nd row: Christian Kohl (IT and online retreats), Dani Landa (Hospitality), Chökyi Drolma Ngawang (Shrine and rituals), Frederic Chastelas (Public programme), Benoit Matton (Site team), Astrid Hubert (Programme), Rita Ives (Sangha Programme), Ane Sonam Palmo (First aid), Nicolas Schram (Communications and marketing)