Our Dharma center undertakes to apply the ethical charter of FPMT centers .
The Code of Ethics applies to all activities, interactions or communications, including those online, on social media, by telephone, in person or by any other means, so long as the activity, interaction or communication in question concerns or relates to actions, duties or responsibilities related to the FPMT center.
1 – The five lay precepts
The Five Lay Precepts are the foundation of ethics for all individuals engaged in the performance of duties, responsibilities, or actions done on behalf of, or in connection with, the FPMT. The five basic rules are: don’t kill, don’t steal, don’t engage in sexual misconduct, don’t lie or take intoxicants. Intoxicants include alcohol, soft drugs and tobacco.
2 – No discrimination
The FPMT organization does not discriminate in its programs, services, recruitment and volunteer opportunities, or for other activities or benefits, on the basis of race, ethnic or national origin, orientation emotional or sexual, marital status, age or disability.
3 – No Harassment
The FPMT is committed to promoting a safe environment where everyone’s dignity is respected. Anyone who participates in activities related to the FPMT must escape any form of harassment, whether sexual, intimidation, aggression or other forms. of bullying. Everyone who comes into contact with the FPMT network should be treated with dignity and respect.
4 – Relations with students
Sexual relations between Dharma teachers and students while a student is participating in a teaching, course or teacher’s retreat are prohibited; they are also strongly discouraged at all other times as long as a dharmic teacher-student relationship persists. Please refer below to the specific regulations for Dharma teachers. Others in positions of authority are also strongly discouraged from engaging in a relationship of a sexual nature in situations where there may be a real or perceived power imbalance. Similarly, no teacher, volunteer, staff member or other representative of the organizing center will make sexual advances to any of the participants during a teaching, course or retreat.
5 – The right word
Those in positions of authority should avoid gossip, harsh or abusive language: Overheard conversations in which others are denigrated can have a negative impact on those involved in FPMT activities. Harsh or abusive language may also constitute harassment or intimidation.
6 – Finances
All income and expenses of FPMT affiliates must be accounted for according to commonly accepted accounting principles. Money that has been donated for a particular project should be used for the project it was donated for, not for running costs or other projects. Proceeds from the sale of Dharma items should be used for Dharma purposes and not for operating costs.
7 – Whistleblower protection
If any individual or group believes that a practice or activity within the FPMT organization is illegal and/or contrary to this Code of Ethics, and raises their concern to the appropriate level of management or responsible person , that individual or group must be protected from reprisals.
Due to the unique nature of the teacher-student relationship, additional commitments are required of all our teachers, translators and persons in charge:
In all situations where students make disclosures by expressing their desire for confidentiality, during private interviews or not, teachers, interpreters and course directors must respect student confidentiality and treat as confidential all information from students in not disclosing it without their consent: unless disclosure of certain information is required by law, the FPMT’s protection against abuse and mistreatment protocol and/or to prevent a risk of harm to this student or others .
Dharma teachers and course leaders should be honest about their qualifications and should correct any misrepresentation of them when they come to their attention.
Dharma Teachers and Course Leaders should not engage in or show interest in a sexual relationship while a student is participating in a course, teachings, or retreat. Dharma teachers and course leaders should never use, or appear to use, their authority or position to seek or initiate a sexual relationship with students, volunteers, or other participants in teachings, courses or retreats.
If despite these precautions, painful situations or conflicts arise, our center has a protocol for reporting abuse and mistreatment in order to preserve the harmony and safety of the community.
Protocol to follow
If you witness a situation of abuse or mistreatment:
Contact Nicolas (director)
06 51 01 24 37
Or Laetitia (board member)
06 69 03 86 63