Shambhala Care and Conduct

Shambhala International 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. 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. Each individual has the right to practice, study and work in an atmosphere that is free from discrimination.

If any individual is concerned that the behaviour of a member of the Shambhala community, including any of its office-holders, may not have been in accordance with this statement of principle, 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 Care and Conduct, a copy of which is available at this Center (and for our members is available in the member area of our website and at Shambhala International).

Austin Shambhala Meditation Center
Director: Lauren Newton (512 327-5533)
Rusung: Kris Patterson (512 203-2681)
Health and Well Being: Melinda Rothouse (512 416-6783)