Agreements for Ethical Reflecting

With an intention to create a safe space for our time together, we will discuss the agreements below. Your input and presence is a valued part of this conversation, and we would like to emphasize that no one can do this perfectly. This is a collective effort to use kindness, understanding, and appropriate restraint in our speech and actions with each other.

Autonomy

-right to control the direction of your learning

-some flexibility within the course

-avoid speech and actions that harm yourself & other participants during our time together

Respect

-treating different kinds of experience and each other with care and respect

-putting aside our roles as teachers, not giving advice, and restraining our inclination to help

-acknowledge that there will be differences of opinion about what is ethical misconduct

-holding what we hear and observe, with care and confidentiality

Fidelity

-self honesty, being truthful with yourself

-keeping your commitments to yourself and to your development

-being open to what is offered in these modules

-acknowledge there may be resistance to this work, that difficult states may arise for us

Contributions

-your presence matters, that you show up and participate the best you can matters

-we offer the teaching with a suggested donation basis to support our sangha and the teachings

Rev. 10/25/20