In keeping with the teachings of the Buddha and many other spiritual traditions, we seek to practise and promote a mindful and caring relationship with the life around us, including generations to come.
We ask those attending these days to join with us for the duration of the retreat in observing the following ethical guidelines, known as the Five Precepts:
- We undertake the precept of refraining from causing harm (for this reason we invite you to bring a vegetarian or vegan packed lunch to the retreat).
- We undertake the precept of refraining from taking that which is not freely given.
- We undertake the precept of refraining from sexual misconduct.
- We undertake the precept of refraining from false speech
- We undertake the precept of refraining from intoxicants that cause heedlessness or loss of awareness.
We aim to minimise the environmental impact of the days by collecting any compostable or recyclable waste and buying ethical products where available.
Every person and every organisation makes mistakes. When we make mistakes we want to acknowledge them, learn from them and make changes. We really welcome your feedback. If there is anything you think we could do differently, or if there’s something you’d like us to be more aware of, then please contact us.