Stewards of ZCLA
The Center's Mandala is composed of Circles, which attend to specific areas important to the Center's mission and vision. Each Circle has its own statement of purpose and a Steward that assists in its functioning. Working effectively with a view of the whole, and of how our actions affect the whole, are keys to how our Center operates. In addition, every member is regarded as a steward.
The Circles within the Buddha Families are:
Abbot and Head Teacher - Roshi Wendy Egyoku Nakao
Temple Co-Director -- Darla Myoho Fjeld
Temple Co-Director -- Deb Faith-Mind Thoresen
The TC attends to all matters pertaining to teaching and the development of teachers. Steward: Roshi Egyoku
The Priest Circle, comprised of all Zen priests training at Great Dragon Mountain, trains in priest functions, councils together, and explores the role of a priest.
Board of Directors
The Board attends to the finances, legal matters, and resource development necessary to support the Center's vision and programs.
Roshi Wendy Egyoku Nakao, Abbot
John Plum-Hermit Swanger, Recording Secretary
Buddha Hand Circle
The BHC attends to the admission, orientation, reviews, and leave-taking of resident trainees. Steward: Betsy Enduring-Vow Brown
HEAR Circle -- Steward Ellen Reigen Ledley
Resident Steward, Reeb Kaizen Venners, attends to matters pertaining to developing and maintaining a viable resident training community.
Shared Stewardship Circle
The SSC attends to the development of shared stewardship as a training and governance model and holds councils on sangha concerns. Co-Stewards: Darla Myoho Fjeld and Deb Faith-Mind Thoresen
The BGG attends to environmental and ecological matters of concern to the Center. Steward: Diane True-Joy Fazio
Social Action Loving Action (SALA) Circle
SALA organizes various projects throughout the year such as volunteering at the LA Food Bank, Guest Speakers on Hunger, neighborhood clean-ups, etc. Co-Stewards: Tom Yudo Burger and George Mukei Horner.
The Health Circle
ZCLA has volunteers who serve in the jails and prisons.
Stewardship reports are found in the Members Area.