This survey is connected to a letter available to the sangha community in the consideration of finding and maintaining a home of our own facility.

Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha appreciates your participation in this short survey. It should take between10 to 20 minutes to complete. Your input, suggestions, and ideas are an important contribution to our community at this time. Please complete all the questions provided. This survey is anonymous.

Thank you again for your participation.

* 1. Are you a member of Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha?

* 2. How long have you attended Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha?

* 3. On average, how many sangha events (meditation/talk evenings, dinners, day long retreats, residency events, other) do you attend in a month's time?

* 4. Indicate your frequency of attendance to sangha events:

  Frequently Occasionally Rarely N/A (never attended)
Thursday Night Meditation and Talk
Sunday Night Meditation and Talk
Sunday Day or Half-Day Sits
Meditation Retreats with Dharma Teacher
Dharma Teacher Residency Events

* 5. Rate the following sangha event that you have attended:

  Excellent Very Good Good Poor N/A (never attended)
Thursday Night Meditation and Talk
Sunday Night Meditation and Talk
Sunday Day or Half-Day Sits
Meditation Retreats with Dharma Teacher
Dharma Teacher Residency Events

* 6. Would you like to see any change in the Thursday/Sunday evening meditation and dharma talk format?

* 7. Are there other types of sangha events that you would like to be offered?

* 8. Which communication method best describes how you receive information about sangha events:

* 9. How long does it take you to travel to the Thursday evening meditation and talk at the Wat?

* 10. Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha is considering finding a "home of our own." How important is this to you?

* 11. Having a single and consolidated sangha location and facility that would allow a variety of events to be scheduled at the same location on a weekly basis would build a greater experience of community?

* 12. Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha is considering renting a facility that houses all sangha related events in one place. Would you be willing to make a monthly contribution that would be for operating expenses, including the costs of a new facility?

* 13. If you answered "cannot afford" on the monthly basis question above, would you be able to give on an irregular basis during different sangha events that included support for rent or other costs of having a new facility?

* 14. If the sangha established a “home of our own” for our use in a single location, what features and amenities would you like this facility to have? Rank 1 (highest priority) to 9 (lowest priority). Please remember to rank each listed item. Click on each listed item box to rank. You will see the list adjust itself after each input you make.

* 15. Select the level of importance in facility features and amenities:

  Highly important Important Somewhat important Not important
Library, study
Multiple rooms for sitting, walking, other purposes
Outside garden, space for walking
High Ceiling
Stand alone property
Studio apartment for visiting teachers

* 16. In which part of the City would you like the property to be located in?

* 17. How important is the sangha location to you regarding attendance and participation?

* 18. Have you in the past or are you currently a volunteer on the sangha board or a committee?

* 19. If you have not volunteered before, would you be interested in volunteering on a committee or sangha event?

* 20. If the sangha locates to a new facility, I would be willing to consider volunteering for one of these possible tasks:

* 21. Please include any other feedback, ideas, and/or suggestions:

* 22. What is your age?

* 23. What is your gender?

* 24. Which of the following categories best describes your employment status?

* 25. Which of the following best describes your current occupation?

* 26. What is your approximate average household income?

If you indicated you would like volunteer now or in the future for the sangha, please contact and email board president Ken Munoz at: after completing this survey.
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