Shambhala Code of Conduct

Beginning in 2018, the Shambhala community experienced a major upheaval as a result of being called out by the #metoo movement. As with any growing organization, blindspots had developed in administering the existing Code of Conduct, and this calling out, though painful, was a necessary wakeup call. Accordingly, the leadership has worked diligently to examine what and how things went astray from our stated vision to create a kind and decent human society, as well as to offer opportunities for healing and support to those who were harmed.

The new Shambhala Code of Conduct referenced here has been comprehensively developed (in consultation with our membership) to reflect, what it means to be a citizen of kind and decent society, and holds all who are inspired to join any of Shambhala activities accountable to these norms.

You can read the new Shambhala Code of Conduct here. It includes the following sections:

  1. Outline of the Code of Conduct
    • The Practices of Good Conduct
    • Protecting the Space for Everyone
  2. Four Governing Policies
    1. Policy for Child Protection
    2. Policy on Conduct of People Holding Positions of Authority
    3. Policy to Address Sexual Misconduct
    4. Policy on Diversity, Inclusivity & Anti-Discrimination

Pour accéder au nouveau Code de Conduite en français : cliquez ici.

If you are visiting Dorje Denma Ling you will be expected to uphold the Practices of Good Conduct and Protecting the Space for Everyone. Everyone will be held accountable. If you do not comply with these policies, you will be asked to leave the land. Depending on the offence, you could also be referred to either the independent review board for the Shambhala Code of Conduct or, in the case of a legal offence, to the police.