Code of Conduct
Maintaining the well-being of a sangha is the mutual responsibility of all its members. If you feel any guidelines discussed here are not being observed, or if you wish to share your discomfort, this document provides the process and the principles for how our sangha integrates the Bodhisattva Precepts in coping with conflicts and ethical issues.
Those who are priests and precept-holders in our community realize that our words and actions carry a heavier weight than in other circumstances. Leadership comes with great responsibility.
Everyone who is invited into leadership positions, such as practice leaders, priests, Dharma teachers, and Board members who are members agrees to conduct themselves in accordance with this Ethics Code.
As priests, teachers, and precept holders, we acknowledge:
We acknowledge and accept the responsibility to act ethically toward all beings.
We acknowledge that because of this responsibility, power differentials exist between priests, teachers, and students.
We acknowledge our responsibility to create and nurture a healthy, safe, and inviting space for all regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, socioeconomic group, education, or ability.