The Practice of Mindful Leadership
Our Board of Directors
Art Mandler, Emeritus
Rev. Teijo Munnich, Abbess
Ruthanne Kah, Office manager
Vision Statement: The Dream
Great Tree Zen Women’s Temple offers Soto Zen Buddhist teachings and practice for all in an environment that welcomes diversity and fosters a spiritual community based on mutual respect.
Mission: The Path
Create a space for Soto Zen Practice
Provide residential practice for women
Encourage community and family participation
Cultivate physical well-being and spiritual growth
The Great Tree Board of Directors members are elected by the membership in September of each year. Currently the executive committee meets monthly and the full board meets quarterly.
Sangha members are defined by our By-laws as individuals who donate funds, pledge, volunteer, participate in practice or provide in-kind gifts of goods or services.
If you elect to join we add your name to our mailing list to receive our newsletter, email updates and invitations as well as other important mail. You can unsubscribe at any time. Please keep us informed of any change of address. Sangha members are welcome and encouraged to attend board and committee meetings. We send out annual ballots in accordance to our by-laws. Board applicants may apply at any time, and we welcome volunteers on committees.
Anyone interested in supporting Great Tree is welcome to attend board meetings. However, if you are interested in serving on a committee or on the board please contact us.
We welcome consulting Sangha members to share their experience, creativity and problem solving. Do you have skills you wish to share or explore?
The full board meets four times per year, with planning and committee meetings monthly.
Please call to confirm the time and location of our next meeting. 828-645-2085.
Soto Zen Buddhist Assoc. - North America
WNC Community Foundation
Great Tree Zen Womens Temple is a registered 501c3 religious organization.
Donations and gifts are deductible as allowed by law.