Tibetans preserve their unique culture.
Zadoh Committee Meeting Vancouver
Oct. 6, 2001
Present: Sharon Gretzinger, Karen Tee, Deborah Simpson, Evan
Regrets: Marianne Rev, Michele Davidson, Patricia Healey, Kate McMaster
1) Tax Receipts
Evan has been given the oral lineage of doing tax receipts from Conrad
and has a bank account set up here in Vancouver/White Rock. He will give
Conrad monthly statements on a yearly basis.
All inquiries for statements will be referred to Gaden Relief.
Evan will be coordinator/treasurer of the Vancouver J.H.C.C. and will
communicate with Rinpoche on our status.
There will be a rotating secretary
Should we be actively or passively recruiting members?
Deborah will put a notice on the ZL email list and announce for
people to help at events.
4) Meditation a thon
Thanks to everyone (approx. 30) for coming out to meditate at
times throughout the day as well as a big thanks to the support staff, Karen
Tee and Kate McMaster.
Evan recommends that we only do it for 18 hours next as the last six
were spent trying to stay awake more than meditating. Also the chiropractor
and acupuncturist were nice to have there but we felt sleepy after their
treatments. If we only do 18 hours it wouldn't matter as much. Evan gave
them a Tibetan voices calendar for their contribution.
Sharon mentioned that we should keep the other centers involved and
informed about the med-a-thon so they feel encouraged to participate.
Deborah recommended that we keep the momentum up by getting a
narrative going prior to the event.
Most people felt it was a very successful event especially being able
to practice together doing whatever practice they chose at the time best
suited for them throughout the day.
We will offer $100 to ZL for the use of their space
Karen Tee put together an organizational chart of Gaden for the West,
how it relates to Rinpoche's centers and where Gaden Relief and Jamseng
health care center relate to the scheme of it all.
approved the mission and goals
Karen will rewrite the background info of J.H.C.C. after she receives
the findings from this years expedition to the area by Rinpoche, Robbie and
6) Meeting with other groups working in Tibet
To be held December 8/01, looking for a venue, possibly Zuru Ling
We are talking to people who will represent Rokpa, Tras, and Seva to
join us in working in a joint effort.
Besides western medicine being involved it is suggested we incorporate
rehab, mental health and physical therapy (massage/physio) to help with
problems discovered in the region.
7) Review of last meeting with Rinpoche
What are the conditions in Jamseng now
availability of doctors, equipment needed, solar panels required
Michele will do fundraising/update letter semiannually
8) Ongoing fundraising
We will sell Tibetan voices calendars for $20 and handbound journals
9) Slide Show
will be held on Oct 23/01 at ZL as an event for Rinpoche to interact
more casually with ZL members
there will be no charge for the event
Evan will send out an email to the ZL list and bring slide projector
10) Next meeting Sat. Nov 17 at Patricia's at 10:00AM