Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tsegyalgar East Announces New Gakyil Members

Dear Vajra Brothers and Sisters,

The Tsegyalgar East Gakyil sends a big thank you to all members who attended either in person or by webcast the Community meeting held on October 3.

On October 7th, new members Matt Hayat for the Blue Gakyil and Amanda Polluck for the Red Gakyil were approved by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. We had our first meeting of this new Gakyil on Sunday October 18, which was very productive and harmonious. 

The Tsegyalgar East Gakyil will continue to send updates on the latest meetings and activities of the Gakyil soon but first wanted to send a quick intro and welcome to our two latest gakyil members.

Meet Matt
Matt Hayat recently joined the Blue Gakyil. He has been a student of Rinpoche for about 11 years and previously served on the Blue Gakyil at TE from 2006-2008. From 2012-2015 he was on the Board of Directors for the US branch of the Shang Shung Institute. In his day job he is a university professor and researcher in the public health field. Matt lives in Atlanta.

Meet Amanda
Amanda Pollock recently joined Red Gaykil. She has been a student of Rinpoche and member of the community since 2013. She came to the area From New York City, where she was a theatrical lighting tech and stage manager to attend Smith College in 2008 and received a BA in English and Education. She is a paint contractor and She is an organic farmer at Four Corners Farm In Worthington MA. She is excited about creating Karma Yoga events and finding innovative ways we can sustain our properties both physically and financially. Amanda lives in Huntington, MA.

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