Dear Vajra Family,

Our interim secretary will only be with us temporarily, and we are still in search of a practitioner in our community interested in the Secretary position at Tsegyalgar East. The Secretary position is physically located in the Gar’s Schoolhouse in Conway, Massachusetts. This is a paid position of up to 30 hours per week. Applicants need to be current community members for 3 or more years, authorized to work in the United States, and seriously interested in the Dzogchen Teachings. The position is renewable yearly for up to 3 years, dependent on Gakyil approval.

Responsibilities include working with the Gakyil and local community in the daily operations of the Gar. In addition to a substantial focus on welcoming and serving as a connective and informative base for newly interested persons, specific tasks will also include:

Working with Blue Gakyil  on:

  • Promoting open communication with the public and IDC TE practitioners and members
  • Assisting with membership outreach
  • Providing logistical support for local programs, courses, and practices
  • Communicating with community instructors and assisting with travel logistics and teacher care
  • Managing Gakyil meeting agendas and taking minutes

Working with Red Gakyil  on:

  • Tracking maintenance and building inspection items, and assist with maintenance personnel to coordinate for completion.
  • Update and maintain database of guest-user and vendor contact information.
  • Supply tax exemption status to vendors as needed and schedule expiration of Federal status for renewal.
  • Light data entry in property management and booking software.
  • Light hardcopy filing
  • Assist, as needed, with all communication matters during emergencies as directed.

Working with Yellow Gakyil  on:

  • Membership reporting and coordination
  • General office tasks and management
  • Financial tasks that include Quickbooks entries, course registration income, and working with bookkeeper
  • Paying bills and completing forms and correspondence

Communication, oral and written, is essential for success. The Secretary serves as a central figure and presence of Tsegyalgar East. General knowledge of our Dzogchen Community is needed. Experienced practitioners are encouraged to apply.

Interested persons can send a letter of interest and a resume to:

Applications are now being accepted.


Tsegyalgar East Gakyil