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:

Chapel Hill Zen Center Ethical Guidelines

Dharma Rain Ethics Policy

Shao shan Ethical Guidelines

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