Out with a Bang, in with a Boom!

with Cody McGough, Arelly Sanchez Shackett, Rees Sweeney-Taylor

June 2nd (2018)

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    Room: Meditation Hall

    This evening is an opportunity to celebrate as a community, in particular to mark our incoming Director, Arelly Sanchez-Shackett.

    We'll begin by celebrating all of our members, and particularly those who have signed up to be members in this latest spring membership campaign.

    Then we'll turn over a new leaf, with outgoing Director Rees Sweeney-Taylor stepping down, and incoming Director Arelly Sanchez-Shackett taking her oath of office.

    We'll conclude with some dinner and a dance party for the ages!


    4pm Arrival
    4:30 Membership appreciation and new members' ceremony
    5:15 Leadership Oaths
    6:00 Dinner
    7:30 Dance Party 


    Arelly Sanchez-Shackett, Center Director

    Arelly was born in Mexico City and lived there until 1998. Since then she has moved to different places and six years ago moved permanently to California where she lives with her husband, step-daughter, and son. She was part of the Dutch Shambhala community for many years before moving to the US. She supported the Rotterdam Center by holding such positons as general staff, local teacher, meditation instructor, and center director. Currently she holds the senior post of Kadö in the Dorje Kasung.

    Arelly’s work is always influenced by her diverse cultural and academic background. She holds degrees in engineering, cultural anthropology and social work. This last area is the one that inspires her the most. She worked for eight years for adults with physical and mental disabilities before moving to the US. Arelly enjoys gardening and working outdoors. At the moment her main occupation is taking care of her son, Thomas.