Dear Shambhala Community,
We would like to share recent developments in the discussions between the Shambhala and Potrang Boards of Directors.
Recently, the two boards agreed to enter into formal mediation. The mediation will focus on topics that emerged from the assessment process held last spring.
To begin with, two issues will be subject to mediation. The first is independence for Shambhala and the Shambhala Board from the authority currently held by the Sakyong and the Potrang. The second is ownership and use of the Shambhala trademarks. The mediation has recently begun with a proposal from the Shambhala Board to effect the changes desired in these two areas.
In support of the mediation process, the Potrang has agreed to an extension of the resolution that gives the Shambhala Board its current authority. This extension now runs through Shambhala Day, March 3, 2022.
It is our sincere wish that the mediation process is successful, and concludes swiftly and amicably.
We will continue to keep the Community informed about the progress of our discussions.
In the Vision of the Great Eastern Sun,
Shambhala Board of Directors
Sakyong Potrang Board of Directors