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Director of Practice & Education; Retirement of Jill Scott

Goetzl 3We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Charlie Goetzl as the Director of Practice and Education, effective Shambhala Day. Mr. Goetzl will head the Office of Practice and Education, whose focus is overseeing and supporting the consistent and skillful application of the policies and curriculum of the pillar of Practice and Education throughout the mandala. A brief biography of Mr. Goetzl may be found below.

We also would like to announce the retirement of Ms. Jill Scott, Associate Director, Office of Practice and Education, after 15 years of most excellent service. Her devotion and exertion have provided invaluable continuity to the pillar of Practice and Education through times of great change and growth in Shambhala. We wish her great joy in her retirement.

Charlie Goetzl will divide his time between Halifax and his home in Oakland, California, where he lives with his husband, Eric Fine. Charlie holds a doctorate in psychology and education, focusing on group and organizational psychology, and spent 32 years working in the California State University system. His work as a student affairs counselor expanded to include group facilitation, leadership development, strategic planning, and organizational consultation. He was also active in his labor union — elected statewide president after 6 years, he led the union for the next 12 years.

Charlie became a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2001, and strove to integrate the Shambhala teachings into both his leadership of the union and his efforts to foster more collaborative labor relations in the University system. He has served the Berkeley Shambhala Center in various roles, and has staffed many programs (Shambhala Training levels, dathuns, ESA and SWA). Please welcome Charlie to his new position.

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21 responses to “ Director of Practice & Education; Retirement of Jill Scott ”
  1. Congratulations, Charlie!! What wonderful news.

    And thank you, Jill, for so many years of dedicated service.

  2. Joanne Martin Braun
    Feb 6, 2015
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    Having worked with Mr Goetzl for many years, I know how fortunate we are to have him step into this position. Congratulations Charlie!
    And thank you, thank you, to Jill Scott for her dedicated service over the years, handling a million details, and yet always being there in a kind and knowledgeable way.

  3. Travis May
    Feb 6, 2015
    Reply

    Welcome Charlie!

    Thanks so much for all of your help over the years Jill! You did such an amazing job and are so appreciated!

  4. Wonderful news, and congratulations, Charlie!
    Thanks Jill !

  5. Joel Mandel
    Feb 7, 2015
    Reply

    E Ma Ho !
    E Ma Ho !
    E Ma Ho !

  6. Congratulations Charlie! We will all benefit from your intellect and warmth

    Thank you Jill for your great service!

  7. Susan Chapman
    Feb 7, 2015
    Reply

    Welcome Charlie! What wonderful news. And a bow of appreciation to you, Jill, for your immeasurable kindness and patient exertion over many years.

  8. congratulations! dont be a stranger in Halifax!

  9. Lisa Cappelli
    Feb 7, 2015
    Reply

    Such wonderful news about Charlie! Sp many will benefit. Jill, your skillful service was greatly appreciated throughout the Mandala!
    KiKi SoSo!!

  10. Susie Derning
    Feb 7, 2015
    Reply

    Congratulations Charlie!!! :)

  11. Trime Persinger
    Feb 7, 2015
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    Thank you, Jill. You have always responded to my requests with kindness and great helpfulness. Best wishes to you!

    Welcome, Charlie! I look forward to working with you.

  12. Congratulations, Charlie. Having experienced your leadership first hand at Sacred World Assembly this past summer, I know that OPE is in good hands. Jill has dedication and efforts have laid a strong foundation upon which to grow this vital pillar of our mandala. Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to both of you.

  13. I was fortunate to have Charlie as my meditation instructor at the KCL Winter 2013 Dathün. Jill Scott will be missed, but we are in very, very good hands!

  14. Claire Twose
    Feb 9, 2015
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    Congratulations Charlie!!

  15. Ki Ki So So Charlie!!!
    Thank you Ms. Scott!

  16. Christine Sloan
    Feb 9, 2015
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    Dear Jill, What a treasure you have been for us. How often we have called upon you for help, direction, and sometimes just to see your smiling face or hear your kind voice. There aren’t enough thank yous in the universe for you. We owe a lot to you. Much love.

    Dear Charlie, You are a new friend and I am very pleased that we shall have more contact. Congratulations and I look forward to working together once again.

  17. James Hollman
    Feb 13, 2015
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    Remembering how Jill and Charlie were so warm and caring during the 2009 Vajrayana Seminary, I bow in appreciation for all the selfless service given us by Jill and bow in congratulation to my coffee buddy in the early French mornings: you will be excellent serving the mandala in this way. KI KI SO SO!

  18. Sydney Munger
    Feb 13, 2015
    Reply

    Congratulations Charlie! This is such wonderful news. A deep bow of gratitude to both you and and Eric!

  19. Musawwir Spiegel
    Feb 13, 2015
    Reply

    Mazel Tov, Charlie! Will all Shambhalians now receive new pins that say “Je Suis Charlie Goetzl”?

  20. josje Pollmann
    Feb 13, 2015
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    Dear Jill, thank you so much for all you did these years, always friendly, patient and accurate to all of us people with our questions and comments!. Have a good life and enjoy… Love

  21. Sunshine Son of Buddha Heyer
    Feb 14, 2015
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    Dear Jill, I recently swapped emails with you and you were very helpful in answering my question. Thank you!

    Dear Charlie, I just met you last month at a Dathun you staffed. It was my good fortune to have you there. You helped me make it through. You made quite an impression on me with your patience and understanding. I hope to count you among my friends and I’m looking for my “Je Suis Charlie Goetzl” pin. Shambhala and Eric are fortunate to have you.


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