|Hungry after a long day of meeting.|
I can't imagine anything more boring than describing a meeting, and in coming days I'll detail the emerging questions and decision points. But in case you have the tiniest interest, we used a technique of taking an overarching topic like "finances and fundraising" and breaking up into small groups to discuss it. Each small group stayed together the whole time, so members developed a rapport. After a period of discussion, we came back together to report our thoughts. Because each group inevitably took the discussion in a different direction, the reports provided an amazing overview of the topic.
We by no means came to agreement on every issue--but that was in itself a good thing. Those points of divergence will be the areas we'll focus on for discussion, particularly during our forthcoming focus groups with the sangha. Look for more on that. In the meantime, get your thinking cap ready--the issues will be coming soon.