News From Ligmincha Institute’s Board of Directors
Introducing New Additions to Ligmincha’s Staff and Council
The board of directors of Ligmincha Institute is pleased to announce several new additions to its staff and Council, and invites you to say hello to these new faces!
Paige Hartsell has joined our staff as Ligmincha’s Registration Coordinator; she is in the office two mornings a week and oversees various aspects of retreat registration, including correspondence with retreat participants and related administrative tasks.
Joyce Asmussen has accepted a Council position as Director of Retreat Coordination. In this volunteer position she will be coordinating the efforts of staff, council, and other volunteers to promote a supportive environment for the transmission of the Bon teachings at Serenity Ridge retreats.
Joyce will oversee organizational needs prior to, during, and at the conclusion of each retreat.
Responsibilities include communicating with each teacher beforehand to determine specific needs, such as preparing teaching spaces, organizing materials, and communicating with other council members. During retreats Joyce will coordinate the activities of volunteers engaged in work exchange to ensure events are facilitated in ways that align with the needs of the teachers and teachings.
As the retreat coordinator position evolves, Joyce eventually will train several additional volunteers to oversee both pre-retreat and on-site retreat coordination. Whenever possible, on-site retreat coordinators are functioning in pairs to more effectively address needs related to retreat events. In the event that Joyce as Director of Retreat Coordination cannot personally attend a retreat, she will give as much advance assistance as possible to the on-site coordinators.
Adrienne Goldstone has accepted the Council position of Director of International Sangha Relations. In this time of growth in our sangha, Adrienne’s task as volunteer is to assist Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in formulating a cohesive structure for the many different centers and practice groups around the world.
Please join the Ligmincha board of directors in welcoming Worth, Paige, Joyce and Adrienne to their new posts!