Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at BWZ

On behalf of the Bright Way Board

I would like to share with you a discussion that took place at our last Board meeting.  We were discussing the results of the most recent survey that was taken this past spring.

In reviewing the results, overall, they were very positive.  Most members feel acknowledged and appreciated as individuals and connected to the Sangha.  This was great news!  As a Board, we strive to be responsive to the Sangha’s needs in a way that addresses the Strategic Plan and Bright Way’s Mission.  That Mission, in a nutshell, is to help people find spiritual peace, deepen their wisdom and manifest compassion. 

In the survey, there was the option to write in comments about what is working well, what concerns members have or what other ways Bright Way can fulfill it’s Mission.  For example, some of the comments mentioned beginner’s classes, social activities targeted toward particular cohorts within the Sangha (such as young folks) and sensitivity about people’s different socioeconomic circumstances.

In discussing the comments, it became clear that in order to understand more fully and be more responsive to your comments, we need your help.  If you submitted comments on the survey and would like to discuss those further, the Board would like to hear from you.  Please contact me at joanmrr@yahoo.com.

Palms together,

Joan Maurer, Bright Way Zen Board Member  

Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at BWZ
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