These are graduated steps. Hopefully the issue can be settled with the first step.
- Talk directly to the person involved in your grievance. Using non-judgmental communication reach agreement on what action to take to resolve the problem.
- 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.
- 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.
- Randomly bringing up grievances during regular council time is not an appropriate way to deal with problems.