We agree to promote the aims of the Network of Buddhist Organisations (UK) which are:
a) To promote fellowship and dialogue between Organisations and individuals inspired by Buddhist principles, practices and traditions.
b) To facilitate cooperation in matters of common interest.
c) To work in harmony with Buddhist, Buddhist inspired, and other like-minded organisations.
In order to maintain harmony and promote Buddhist, and Buddhist inspired, teachings and practices in the UK, as an organisation and member of the NBO we undertake the following:
a) To observe the ethical principles exemplified by the Five Precepts in all our activities.
b) To undertake that our members will not defame each other’s organisations or teachers in public or through the media.
c) That every effort will be made to resolve any disagreements that might arise within our organisations, or with other organisations or groups, through our internal processes or through private discussion and mediation.
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Variants of this code were discussed in 2008 and adopted in 2009.
Please note that the code is not intended to prevent healthy and open debate, argument or criticism but specifically asks members to avoid defamation.