Shambhala Care and Conduct Policy

The Shambhala mandala is committed to creating enlightened society. This commitment involves devoting ourselves to personal transformation, helping to develop a compassionate community of practitioners, and contributing to the creation of enlightened society in the world at large.

Behaviors that are harmful arise naturally in human communities. Ours is no different. However, we are endeavoring to work with and learn from such situations in ways that are beneficial to those directly involved, and beneficial to the Shambhala community as a whole.

Read the Shambhala International 2018 Care and Conduct Policy Here

Read FCSMC’s Care and Conduct Policy and Complaint Procedure Here

Commitment to an Environment Free from Harassment, Mistreatment and Discrimination

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 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, that may not have been in accordance with this statement of principles, please contact the Director of this Center, the Rusung or Desung of the Dorje Kasung, or any appropriate person in the local leadership. Any such communications will be handled in accordance with the procedures set down in Shambhala International Care and Conduct Policy (see link above).

Care and Conduct Office Holders:

Keith Ela: Desung    [email protected] – 970-631-7477

Mark Wagner: Health & Wellbeing   [email protected] – 970-980-3183  and

Megan Johnson – [email protected] – 970-988-4131