SFBC Chair Ceremony

Celebrating the change

Sangha Night September 7, 7pm to 8:30pm - marking the change of Chairperson at the SFBC

Please join us for an evening to mark the change of SFBC chairs, from 4 of us (Danadasa, Dhivajri, Padmatara, Prasadachitta) to one - Prasadachitta. Viveka will host the evening.

All Sangha Members welcome - please read registration information here.

What is this about?

Back in January 2017 Viveka handed on the responsibility of Chair of the SFBC to the members of the Council.  This shared responsibility for the wellbeing of the center has been a wonderful opportunity and has, I think, deepened our understanding of what is needed. Over the past months we have begun to feel the time is right to support a single chair to take on some of these responsibilities. In April we met to discuss this.  

To cut a longish story short: we're very happy to announce that with the wholehearted support of the Council, Prasadachitta agreed to take on the role of sole Chair, effective May 1, 2022. 

I’m deeply grateful to have shared this role for the last 5 years with Danadasa, Dhivajri and Prasadachitta, and I’m equally grateful that we are making this change now. It feels very natural, and timely, as we begin to open up a bit after years of pandemic. 

We will continue to work together as the Council, along with Helen and Pete, and I’ll still be Center Director, and yet it will be different, in positive and perhaps unforeseen ways. It's exciting.  

Prasadachitta is very much looking forward to talking with the sangha about ways we might all participate and flourish. He happily invites you to contact him with any questions or concerns. 

With Metta

Padmatara, on behalf of the  Council