Rigpa is currently working towards a new federative and collaborative organisational model across all its entities around the world.
The organisation is currently managed by three bodies:
• the Vision Board
• the interim international Rigpa Board
• the interim International Coordination Group
We are also working on establishing a faculty of senior instructors and practitioners, as well as looking at ways to involve our members in decision-making.
Rigpa Vision Board
The Vision Board’s role is to safeguard the spiritual integrity of Rigpa, helping ensure all its activities remain true to its spiritual vision, values and culture. We do this by listening closely to the members, working collaboratively with the rest of the organisation, and with the spiritual guidance of the lamas advising Rigpa. Read More
The Rigpa Board is responsible for Rigpa’s vision, mission and strategy, with advice from the Vision Board and input from the International Coordination Group and Rigpa members.
It is made up of the Chairs of the Boards in each country (including Rigpa’s retreat centres Lerab Ling and Dzogchen Beara) and the Vision Board.
Vision Board: Valerie Baker, Mauro DeMarch, Seth Dye, Patrick Gaffney, Verena Pfeiffer, Philip Philippou, Vinciane Rycroft
National Board Chairs: Kathryn James (Australia), Bert Van Parijs (Belgium), Alain Beauregard (Canada), Gilles Maniglier (France), Heinz Siepmann (Germany), Donal Byrne (Ireland), Dominique Side (Congregation Lerab Ling), Daan Meerburg (Netherlands), Christian Hauser (Switzerland), Juan Brouilhet (Spain), Russell Blakely (UK), Suzannah Yardas (USA). Michele D'Alessio (Italy representative).
International Coordination Group
With the direction of the Vision Board and Rigpa Board, and with input from Rigpa members, the International Coordination Group implements Rigpa’s programme of events, study and practice.
The interim international Coordination Group is made up of National Directors from each country as well as members of the Lerab Ling Transformation Team.*
National Directors: Sylvia Maseyk (Australia), Stéphane Vandezande (Belgium), Alain Beauregard (Canada), Malcolm McClancy (Dzogchen Beara), Sebastien Reggiany, Isabelle Stragliati, Nathalie Excoffon, Saïda Dominici & Anne-Marie Lefèvre (France), Gabriele Maass (Germany), Anne Sheehan (Ireland), Saskia Bloemen (Netherlands), Sam Truscott (Congregation Lerab Ling), Christian Hauser & Gabriela Haack (Switzerland), Nadi Breick (Spain), Michele D'Alessio (Italy), Paul Brusa (UK), Jessica Duval (USA).
Transformation Team*: Eric Jeanteur, Pedro Beroy, Michele Phamtan, Sam Truscott, Isabelle Riviere, Ian Ives, Helen Cargill, Gill Kainey, Juan Brouilhet.
*The Transformation Team is an interim team leading a process in the Lerab Ling Congregation to review the financial situation and governance of the Congregation.