After meeting our founding teachers in Japan, I managed their meditation center in Kyoto for many years. In 2003, I helped search for a site for Clear Sky, looking at around 30 properties until we found our current location in the magical Kootenays.
I am privileged to have been part of the team that took the center from self-starter to second-stage growth. It has been an amazing journey of training and skill development – from leadership, organisational, and system training, to learning about social capital, marketing, and sales, and how to be impeccable land stewards. One of the highlights of my Clear Sky career was helping to establish a green building on site through leading a fundraising campaign. This sounds a lot. Yet, the most important learnings were that I learned to ride the emotional ups-and-downs of building something for the greater good and for future generations, with a bunch of people with a heart for awakening. I am now clearer, more joyful and better able to be really present to whatever is going on and actually be of greater service to others & the planet. This is what I call “the hands-on way of doing an MBA with a spiritual bottom line!”