Care and Conduct Policies

Karmê Chöling maintains and updates a comprehensive set of policies that apply to all retreat participants, teachers, staff, volunteers and visitors.

These include: 

  • A Karmê Chöling Code of Conduct, recently revised, for in-house staff/residents, volunteers, guest staff, Meditation Instructor’s (MI) and visiting teachers. 
  • A participant Code of Conduct signed by program participants at registration. 
  • Specialized Participant, Parent, Teacher, and Staff Codes for Youth and Family Programs. 

In addition, we also offer: 

  • A thorough safety, care and conduct orientation at the beginning of each program. 
  • A Kasung on duty (KOD) during all programs, trained in First Aid, safety and emotional support. 
  • Resources for Directors, MI’s and staff regarding trauma-informed mindfulness practices. 
  • Ongoing/annual conduct, safety and inclusivity training for staff and volunteers. 
  • A Karmê Chöling Inclusivity Warrior (IW) that anyone may reach out to for support both informally and formally. 
  • Complete background checks on all new hires.

Questions?  Please reach out to our Executive Director, Betsy Henshaw Railla