Code of Conduct

When visiting a Buddhist Centre, please be reminded about the following:

  • Please stand as a sign of respect when Lama(s) enter and exit the shrine room
  • When stretching your legs, please avoid pointing your feet towards the shrine or Teacher
  • Buddhists traditionally prostrate three times when the teacher enters the room, or after he/she has been seated
  • Please do not put Dharma books, texts or beads (malas) on the floor
  • Be on time, dress appropriately, turn off cell phones, do not talk and refrain from eating and drinking in the shrine room
  • Please respect Lamas’ and Translators’ need for privacy and rest
  • During a seminar, all participants are assigned a small daily yogi job to ensure that the event runs smoothly. Please respect your service commitment and remember the success of the seminar depends on all of us
  • Become a program helper and gain merit for your yogi service for a program or retreat sessions
  • As a program helper you will get a chance to join at least one daily practice, in addition to assigned work supporting teachers, translators and retreatants
  • Become a volunteer and assist our dharma home with much needed technical skills such as construction, carpentry, plumbing, electric service etc.

Thank you very much for your kind consideration!

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