To study the Buddha way is to study the self.
To study the self is to forget the self.
To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things.
~Dogen Zenji

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Grievance Policy

Statement of Right Conduct

Sweetwater Zen Center is committed to providing a supportive and nurturing environment for the practice of an enlightened way.
The ground for right conduct is the practice of the 16 bodhisattva precepts which are: The Three Treasures, the Three Tenants, Ten Precepts.

These are graduated steps. Hopefully the issue can be settled with the first step.

  1. Talk directly to the person involved in your grievance. Using non-judgmental communication reach agreement on what action to take to resolve the problem.

  2. Ask a third person (that all parties agree to) to act as a facilitator and mirror for your dialog. Reach a solution with the input from a disinterested third person.

  3. Present the problem to a grievance council that is formed by the Abbot. The grievance council has the power to take whatever action is necessary to find a solution for the problem.

  4. Randomly bringing up grievances during regular council time is not an appropriate way to deal with problems.

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