Our Care & Conduct Policy

Shambhala is committed to a practice, study, and work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. It is each person’s right to be free from harassment, mistreatment, and discrimination. Each individual has the right to practice, study, and work in an atmosphere that is free from abuse of any type, including sexual, verbal and emotional abuse.

In addition to being bound individually and as a community to basic Shambhala and Buddhist standards of conduct, we are also citizens of the larger communities in which our centers and groups are located worldwide and, therefore, must abide by public laws. These include but are not limited to laws pertaining to alcohol, drugs, and sexual conduct.

If any individual is concerned that the behavior of a member of the Shambhala community, including any of its office holders, may not have been in accordance with this statement of principles, please contact our Group Coordinator Suzanne Trahey via email. Any such communications will be handled in accordance with the procedures set down in Shambhala Care and Conduct, a copy of which is available at this Group location.

Please contact [email protected] to initiate a complaint or to discuss this policy.