Our Sangha's Code of Conduct
The Northants Buddhist and Meditation Centre is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members, ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience for all. The Group believes it is important that members and administrators show each other respect and courtesy at all times. We practice compassion and concern for the safety and welfare of others.
Members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the Group to an Officer of the Group.
As a member of The Northants Buddhist Group, you are expected to abide by the following code of practice, this means:
1. Taking responsibility to ensure you are up to date with the rules, understanding and adhering to them. The rules will be available to read on our website.
2. Respecting the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
3. Recognising the valuable contribution made by Officers who are all volunteers. They give their time and resources to provide a service for you.
4. Becoming a positive role model, treat other members and officials with the same level of respect you would expect to be shown to you.
5. Using moderate and courteous language at all times.
6. Avoiding any sort of offensive or threatening behaviour – verbal or physical.
7. Dressing appropriately when attending meetings and be respectful of different cultural norms, so as not to cause needless offence to visiting teachers, especially monks and nuns.
8, Complying with all Health and Safety regulations applicable when attending meeting venues.
9. Observing that disclosures in a meeting should remain confidential and not shared with people outside the meeting.
10. Arriving on time for meetings. However in the event you are more than 10 minutes late, quitely seat yourself at the rear of the room or wait to enter during a break. This is to avoid disturbing any meditation practice that be in progress.
11. Failure to observe and abide by the above rules may result in suspension or eviction from the group. The decisions of the Oficers must be accepted and respected.