Code of Ethics
The purpose of our Ethics Policy is to support a culture of integrity, trust, and openness based on reason and fair-mindedness. The core principles are broadly shared human fundamentals; as such, they are trans-cultural and trans-religious. These key concepts and principles guide us in establishing what actions help or harm sentient beings and our environment. The Truth, Ethics, & Reconciliation Council (TEAR) will be selected by the Roshis. Use the Contact Us link to report issues to the Abbot.
Eight Brocades Qigong
You can also download a video of Daju Suzanne Friedman doing the complete warm-ups and Eight Brocades Qigong at this site: http://qigongdownloads.com/downloads/shaolin-temple
When we face situations in our lives and emotion arises, there is also a physical reaction, a habitual contraction triggering us to fight, flee or freeze. When we retrain ourselves to recognize and interrupt that contraction, we discover we have other options. This Kata is a physical interruption and transformation of the physical/emotional contraction that we previously experienced as violent anger, shame, or dissociation.
Truth & Reconciliation Ritual
Invite all who want to be there; this communicates a willingness for this process to be open and transparent.