Karmê Chöling: Shambhala Meditation Center
Situated in the green hills of rural Vermont, Karmê Chöling is a Shambhala meditation retreat center and community for people from all walks of life to connect with their basic goodness and the basic goodness of others.
Karmê Chöling's Director
It is with deep appreciation and great tenderness that we announce that Ms. Jane Arthur will be leaving her post as Director of Karme Choling in September of this year. With the Sakyong’s blessing, Ms. Arthur has decided that it is time to contribute to the vision of Shambhala in other ways.
In a message to the community, Richard Reoch, the President of Shambhala, said: "On behalf of the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo, I want to express deep appreciation for the devoted, heartfelt and exemplary service that Jane Arthur has offered to the lineage and our mandala over the seven years in which she has been the Director of Karme Choling. Karme Choling and its community is all the stronger, more mature and vibrant for the vision, elegance and discipline she has manifested in her role. The Sakyong has asked that she work closely with her successor, whom he will appoint in due course, to ensure continuity of vision in this period of transition. Last year, the Sakyong appointed Jane to the position of Chair of the Land Centres. She will continue to serve in this role, working with these jewels of the mandala to further develop the spirit of mutual support and collaboration that she has nurtured so carefully over these years."
With Karme Choling poised to enter the next phase of manifesting Shambhala, we are now taking applications for a new Director. The Sakyong has clearly expressed his wish that the current direction of Karme Choling be continued.
The Sakyong has expressed his wish that the current vision for Karmê Chöling be continued. Moving forward, the next Director will lead and inspire the staff to maintain the standard of excellence they bring to their current work and also develop new initiatives that strengthen our connections and collaborations with people beyond Shambhala community. The Director will support and encourage these efforts while fostering marketing, fund raising, and new and planned project development efforts.
The Sakyong’s next book, The Shambhala Principle, “focuses on a profound transmission: humanity and society are basically good.” We are seeking a Director who can offer leadership and inspiration in this direction and dedicate him- or herself to providing a place for nurturing personal and societal transformation.
A detailed job description is available for review. If there is someone you would like to recommend for the position, please encourage that person to apply.
Those who are inspired to apply may send resumes with contact information to: Director Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the Search Committee will contact applicants to review qualifications and begin a dialogue.
The final date for receiving résumés for this position is June 15, 2013.