Governance & Special Interest Circles
In very general terms, WPA circles fall into two main groups: WPA governance circles and independent circles. Governance circles are created by the Board of Directors to perform particular tasks, which may be temporary or ongoing. Independent circles are created by members of the WPA who share a common interest that relates to their work as Zen teachers. Though there are “stewards” or “facilitators” for the various circles, they generally operate on the principles of council-style communication and shared decision-making.
You can explore the various circles by opening the toggle buttons below.
Boundaries and Grievance Training Circle
NOTE: The views and activities of independent circles do not represent the views, policies, or mission of the White Plum Asanga; of it governing Board of Directors; or of the general membership of the WPA.