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Sakyong appoints Executive Director Mandelker to Kalapa Council

Sep 13, 2012

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, has appointed Executive Director, Carolyn Mandelker, to the Kalapa Council, the lha governing body of the mandala.

Ms Mandelker has served as the Executive Director for two years, since being appointed to that position by the Sakyong in July 2010 to head the Kalapa Executive that provides the central services of the mandala. Before becoming the Executive Director, Ms Mandelker served as the Director of Practice and Education for seven years.

The position of Executive Director was previously accorded a "standing invitation" to attend all meetings of the Kalapa Council. That position is now fully integrated into the council itself. The council holds the formal legal and financial responsibilities of the board of directors of the mandala and has the full authority to disseminate the wishes and commands of the lineage and to govern the mandala in accordance with those.

""Everyone on the council is delighted by the Sakyong's decision to appoint Carolyn to full membership of the council. She plays an invaluable role in the life of the mandala and brings to the council her years of rich experience, intuitive insight and personal strength," said President Reoch, chair of the Kalapa Council.

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(This announcement was from the Shambhala News Service)