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Release of New Code of Conduct Policies - comment

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Dear Shambhala Community —

We, as the Board of Directors of Shambhala, are pleased to ratify and introduce  to the Shambhala Community the new Code of Conduct consisting of the following documents:

  • Shambhala Code of Conduct
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Policy for People Holding Positions of Authority
  • Policy to Address Sexual Misconduct
  • Policy on Diversity, Inclusivity and Anti-Discrimination

Together, these five policies comprise the new Shambhala Code of Conduct, known as “the Code.” Continue…

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