At our last meeting we touched on the topic of CONSENT and how a positive culture for our community naturally grows from the positive and respectful behaviors put forth by those leading it. Sticking to our group agreements, we discussed all the levels of human contact that happen within recovery communities and how they may be harmful and wrongly viewed regardless of an honest and pure intention. Among other things, we also talked about personal boundaries, sending and receiving a "Respectful NO", respecting each other's autonomy, and the plays of power and privilege. Ultimately, we are focused on creating a CULTURE OF SAFETY for our sangha and the work we've been doing the last four months is most dedicated to that.
We will be compiling a list of some guiding principles that are specific to the topic of sexual misconduct and discussing further how to better share our wise intentions with members joining us in our meetings, online, and during workshops. We have also agreed to arrange a document about the work our community has been doing on this to share with the greater RR community! Our meetings have been focused, productive, and ultimately important for the future growth of not only our local sangha, but our national one as well. Stay Tuned!
Be well and much metta,
Please join us at the next one on August 25!