2022 Board Nominations

Description of Board of Directors for Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston:

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston has a board of 5-8 Directors who hold legal responsibility for financial health of the Shambhala Center, prudent management of our resources and the ongoing care of our community.

Community members can either apply themselves, or nominate another community member. 

How to apply

Email [email protected] with the following information:

    • Why you are interested in joining the board
    • What you believe you have to offer the community
    • You may include resume or narrative summary of relevant professional background

How to nominate

Email [email protected] describing why you believe this person would make a good board member



  1. Nominating Committee opens nominations process January 15
  2. Nominations close January 31
  3. Nominating committee will review and evaluate nominations, and interview nominees if necessary. January 15 – February 4
  4. Nominating committee will present a list of recommendations to the current board of directors for review February 11
  5. Board of Directors will review and make final choices at the February 17th Board meeting
  6. New Board members will be announced on Neutral Day, March 2
  7. Welcome the new board members on Shambhala Day, March 3


Role and Responsibilities of Shambhala Boston Board of Directors

  • To serve for a 2 year term, with a possibility to renew.
  • Make or delegate decisions about hiring, compensation, and termination of Executive Director.
  • Be a part-time volunteer on a working board. Current board members offer between 5-10 hours each month. This time includes:
    • Participation in monthly 90 minute board meetings and quarterly half-day retreats,
    • Attending community meetings, center events, and other gatherings.
    • Communication (Email, phone and video Zoom calls) scheduling, responding to community issues and concerns
    • Hosting community conversations in person or over Zoom
    • Serving on at least one committee.

Personal and Professional Qualities of Board Members

  • A commitment to the Shambhala vision of a sane and kind human society, and the skillful means of meditation, bravery and gentleness
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Boston Shambhala Center
  • At least 2 years participation in center programs or activities
  • An established meditation practice and ability to approach problem-solving from a mind of practice
  • The desire to work collaboratively and make decisions by consensus
    • Ability and willingness to listen.
    • Open minded, without a fixed agenda.
    • Self-aware, committed to decreasing implicit bias in personal and organizational decision-making.
    • Ability to collaborate with others (team player).
  • Preferably a background in at least one of the following areas:
    • Leadership
    • Diversity/inclusion
    • Buddhist studies
    • Nonprofit organizations and regulations
    • Strategic planning
    • Crisis management
    • Community engagement
    • Financial management