Sangha Shantivanam

Service Committee Minutes

March 22, 2020

The Service Committee meeting opened on Zoom at 4:00. The meeting was held on Zoom due to the coronavirus.

Attending: Ziggy Rendler-Bregman, Sherry Cassedy, Sister Barbara Long, Sylvia Deck, Jerry Deck, Mary Thomas, Jane Dawson, Elbina Rafizadeh, Kay Gilles, Radha Vignola, Jane Crowley, and Carolyn Ames 

Treasurer’s Report (Jerry Deck): 

  • Sangha has $3005.00 in the checking account
  • Sangha has paid the rent through the end of March
  • Elbina’s meditation class may have overpaid the rent for the Sangha room




  • All members checked in about their experiences during the Shelter in Place order

How to Support Sangha During Shelter in Place:


  • The committee agreed on the following:
    • We will have Sangha meetings on Zoom
    • We will use the Sangha service
    • We will do a Lectio and have an extended meditation
    • It may be difficult to chant because of the technology
    • Three members expressed a preference for audio only meetings


  • The meeting adjourned at 4:45 when the Zoom meeting link expired

Carolyn Ames

Recording Secretary