|The Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization devoted to educating its members and the public about the teachings and principles of Buddhism, and creating a community that supports its members in their practice of Buddhism.|
In June 1999, the Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha received its official Certificate of Incorporation from the State of New Mexico. In June 2000, we received tax-exempt status from the IRS.
We are a non-profit corporation. Contributions to Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha are tax deductible.
See Bylaws for the Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha.
Membership Meetings and Board Meetings:
The annual sangha membership meeting is held each year in September. See Membership Meetings for details about the next scheduled meeting. Board meetings are held every other month. See Board Meetings for dates and details. All members are welcome to attend the board meetings.
Board of Directors and Officers:
See Current Board.
Serving on the Board:
Board members serve two-year terms. Officers serve one-year terms. New board members are selected in August or September. About half the board members are replaced each year when their 2-year term is up. Hence, there will be several board members continuing their term each year to help the new members get started. The primary qualification for board membership is to make a sincere attempt to be present for board and membership meetings. Each meeting lasts approximately 2 hours. Please consider volunteering for the board. It is a valuable and much appreciated service to the sangha and a great way to get involved.
We are grateful to the following people have served on past or present boards: Will Arthur, Alok Bohara, DD Boone, Siva Challa, Deborah Donelson, Andrea Escher, Elisa Ganade, Vicki Gottlieb, Joan Granger, Christine Hall, Fred Herman, Deborah Hill, Bonnie Kelly, Judith Kidd, Kelly Klein, Suzanne Kryder, Sandy Lee, Kempton Lindquist, Lydia Lopez Maestas, Joanne McEntire, Shannon McKee, Kenneth Munoz, John O'Keefe, Mark Pugsley, Sherry Prud'homme, Elizabeth Rapaport, Wynette Richards, Holly Rodecap, Valerie Roth, Mary Roy, Tamara Saimons, Monique Salhab, Mel Schneider, Sarah Schwartz, Debra Serrino, Gary Serrino, Suzanne Sluizer, Paula Stern, Paul Tashjian, Terry Thompson, Kathryn Turnipseed, Ted Ulinski, and Jon Viscoli.
Here is some sangha history.