It is certainly very unusual in our Community- there are more often a majority of women on a Gakyil and in other positions of responsibility. Nevertheless Rinpoche constantly reminds us that the Teachings are beyond male and female, and even on that level it is more related with each individual working with their own solar and lunar energy. We are all of us Dakini and Deva both.

Not so many people applied for the IG, and in particular not so many women. The women who did apply and were qualified later withdrew their applications due to the amount of work and travel commitments involved.

One thing is certain- if one equates “male’ with “authoritarian”, then this Gakyil is most certainly not “male”!

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