The White Plum Asanga announces that it has passed, with an overwhelming majority, a Code of Ethical Conduct and a Grievance and Reconciliation Procedure for its 125 members. We who have been recognized as teachers in the White Plum lineage respect the responsibilities of leadership and of being teachers within our sanghas. We acknowledge our role necessarily gives rise to a power differential in our relationships with students and other sangha members, and for that reason alone, our words and actions can carry great weight. With awareness of this fact, we agree to strive to adhere to this Code of Ethical Conduct as teachers within the White Plum Asanga, a code based on principles of trust, integrity, justice, respect and accountability, in order to nurture an atmosphere supportive of the practice of the Dharma.
The Grievance Procedure will be available to anyone who has a problem with a White Plum Asanga teacher.