What is Clearness Committee?
Since 2011, several members of the Appamada Sangha have regularly convened to create a Clearness Committee (originally a Quaker process) based on the form and insights of Parker Palmer in his book, A Hidden Wholeness.
Are you holding an important question about your life or work that you have been longing to unravel? Or perhaps you have the desire or curiosity to deepen your understanding of your personal journey? If this resonates with you, a Clearness Committee may be called to gather in support of your curiosity and/or decision making. From 3-10 trained committee members will gather with you, holding the understanding that every person has within him or her their own inherent wisdom, rather than necessarily seeking direct advice or guidance. Committee members commit to deep listening, asking honest and open questions and avoid advice-giving and amateur psychoanalysis. The committee will never offer any suggestions for solutions or next steps. Our aspiration is for the shy soul to come forward in a safe and loving space and find it’s own truth. We also commit to double confidentiality. Nothing about your personal process will be discussed afterwards--not between members or others or even with you, unless you request to do so.
WHO CAN CALL A CLEARNESS COMMITTEE?
The convening of the Clearness Committee for a 2-hour engagement of hearts can be requested by anyone inside or outside the Appamada sangha.
HOW DO I CALL UP A CLEARNESS COMMITTEE?
Contact Kebana Frost (contact info below) and she will organize the members, and handle scheduling & location.
WHO ARE THE MEMBERS OF THE CLEARNESS COMMITTEE?
Barbara Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunni Brown: email@example.com
Kebana Frost: firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret Keys: email@example.com
Mary Beth Laye: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clayton Maxwell: claytonmaxwellsloan@ gmail.com
Lila Parish: email@example.com
Liz Young: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Kubala: email@example.com
Email the group
Each of us has something to do in this lifetime; we have to find out what it is and do it.
—Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo