A Meditation Center in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition

Ethics and Reconciliation Council

The Albuquerque Insight Meditation Center Ethics and Reconciliation Council encourages mutual respect and reconciliation within our community.

The health of our community is not measured by the presence or absence of conflict, rather by our willingness to find effective, responsible and compassionate resolution of interpersonal tensions when they arise.

Because the process of reaching such resolution is often difficult, the AIMC Ethics and Reconciliation (EAR) Council offers support. The council is a group of three AIMC practitioners, appointed by the Board of Directors, who are available to any community member requesting help in dealing with conflicts and grievances within the AIMC community.

The council members are: Bill Hershey (, 505-842-0652) and Miriam Komaromy (, 505-715-0394)

The Council’s primary role is to provide confidential consultation to anyone with ethical concerns. The Council may function:

a) as a sounding board for a sangha member’s concerns,

b) as a source of questions to facilitate deeper personal reflection,

c) as a source of advice on how best to resolve the conflict, and/or

d) to facilitate useful discussion between parties in conflict.

Any community member may approach any EAR council member for consultation. The EAR council member will then notify the full council, and the council will determine how it can best be of service to the parties concerned and, if appropriate, the community as a whole. Other procedures, such as outside mediation, may sometimes be recommended.

For a full description of the EAR council and the grievance procedure, see the Ethics and Reconciliation Council document.

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