Boulder Shambhala Council

The Boulder Shambhala Council Mission

The Boulder Shambhala Council is the leadership group that represents and integrates the various facets of the Boulder sangha.

The Boulder Shambhala Council is grounded in the basic inspiration of supporting and expanding a community in which people can dedicate themselves to building Shambhala society and propagating the vision of Shambhala.

The Boulder Shambhala Center Director chairs the council, which is composed of the chairpersons of all working groups, councils and other major entities in the Boulder Shambhala community. The primary role of the Council is to provide continuity and communication between the various areas of the Shambhala mandala in Boulder and advise the Director and other senior leaders of the community. Through sharing activities, inspirations and concerns together the Council provides cohesion and stability for the Boulder mandala to thrive.

The Shambhala Council takes the “Treatise on Society and Organization” written by the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, as its foundational document providing the ground for engaging in social transformation, and “The Six Ways of Ruling” as the lineage instructions on governance of the mandala.

Council Members

Melanie Klein
Council Chair and Center Director

Jim Fladmark
Practice and Education Director

Eileen Malloy
Building Committee Chair

Jessyca Goldstein
Marpa House Representative

Ed Smutney
Council Secretary

Pato Valderramo, Rusung
Dorje Kasung Representative

Bob Sutherland
Chagdzö (Bursar)

Charlie Rosicky
Representative of the Office of Societal Health and Well-Being

Gabrielle Edison
Representative of the Office of Culture and Decorum

Chris Randol
Membership Committee Chair

Volunteer Committee Chair

At-Large Council Member