Mandala Council

Mandala Council – Mandate, Responsibilities, Composition, Process & Relationships to Other Councils

The Mandala Council, under the guidance and supervision of the Abbots, Board and Dharma Council, helps ensure the harmonious and effective functioning of the temple by filling and rotating temple jobs. The Mandala Council supports the office of Shuso, allowing the Shuso to take on whatever Mandala Council responsibilities s/he is willing or able to.

Contact the council at [mandalacouncil at dharma-rain.org].

Current members of the Mandala Council are:

  • Stacy Zonnyo Riger, Chair and White Family Representative
  • Valerie Kaishin Kelly, Shuso
  • Nicole Ko’in Newsom, Blue Family Representative
  • Karen Sokyo Swallow, Red Family Representative
  • John Baumann, Green Family Representative
  • Brian Howard, Yellow Family Representative
  • Richard Hanshin Schuler, Member at Large