Ethics Resource Page

The SZBA Ethics Statement, adopted in 2011:

SZBA Ethics Statement

The SZBA Ethics Statement includes a requirement that all members abide by an ethics policy either through their center or temple, or through an individual policy. As a resource for members who are working on developing an ethics statement, here are some statements from member centers for reference:

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate Ethical Guidelines

Chapel Hill Zen Center Ethical Guidelines

Dharma Rain Ethics Policy

Shao shan Ethical Guidelines

Treeleaf Ethics Statement

Zen Center of Pittsburgh Ethics Statement


For members who are not currently associated with a Sangha, or with a Sangha that is not ready to adopt an ethics policy, the SZBA requirement can be fulfilled by adopting an individual policy. A template for such an individual policy has been developed as a resource for members:

SZBA Individual Ethics Statement Template