Conduct Guidelines

At the request of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche…

In order to create and maintain a supportive environment for individuals to develop loving-kindness and compassion toward all sentient beings and realize the luminous nature of mind, we ask that everyone at the center abide by the following rules of conduct:

  • Protect all life.
  • Protect others’ property.
  • Refrain from divisive speech and creating discord in the sangha.
  • Refrain from sexual misconduct.
  • Remain sober by not using drugs or alcohol.

In addition, it is asked that you:

  • Not smoke anywhere on Institute property.
  • Do not bring your pets.
  • Follow the directions of the staff, including during medical emergencies.


We look forward to your visit to the Garchen Buddhist Institute.

May All Be Virtuous!