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SanghaNYC Community Guidelines
for Ethical Conduct

  1. ​Please treat all community members with respect and dignity, regardless of their background, beliefs or opinions.

  2. Please exercise consideration and respect in both your speech and actions, especially when discussing controversial topics. Avoid demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior or speech.

  3. Please be considerate of others’ needs when communicating. Share your experience with others, and leave room for others to share theirs. 

  4. Please practice confidentiality with what community members may share during group discussion, as well as refrain from advice-giving to another member when they share personal material. 

  5. Please be considerate of the importance of diversity and inclusion within the community. Encourage different perspectives and voices to be heard.

  6. Please be truthful and transparent in your communications and participate in an open and authentic way. In doing so, you contribute to the strength and longevity of our group. 

Unacceptable behaviors within our community:

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.

  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language towards others.

  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or disability.

  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes sexualized comments or jokes, inappropriate touching, groping and/or unwelcomed sexual advances.

  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names.

  • Deliberate intimidation or stalking (online or in person).

  • Sustained disruption of community events, including talks, meditations and/or discussions.

  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.

  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).

  • Inappropriate photography or recording.

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

To report a violation of any of the above guidelines, please email detailing the incident. We will respond as promptly as we can and conduct an investigation into the matter to the best of our ability.

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