Our Policies



FPMT Adopted Polices


Volunteer Policy

FPMTA recognises the immense contribution made by so many people in serving FPMT centres, projects and services in Australia. The organization recognises the right of all volunteers to fair and proper terms and conditions of engagement consistent with good employer practice.

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Child Protection

FPMT Australia Ltd is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all its members, teachers and Sangha, and particularly to children. FPMTA’s policy and procedures aims to reduce the risk of abuse occurring and to ensure that a caring and appropriate response is taken should abuse occur.

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Risk Management

A framework to manage organisational risk to an acceptable level, incorporating risk management within all its activities. We are required to have robust and consistent structures, systems and processes in place to manage all risks and to comply with the minimum standards laid down in statute, and recognised standards relevant to operations.

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Ethics Policy

The five lay precepts are the foundation of ethics for all persons while in the course and
scope of performing duties, responsibilities or actions for, on behalf of, or related to FPMT. In addition, there should be no discrimination, harassment or inappropriate relationships. FPMT registered teachers, interpreters, and introductory class leaders are required to observe right speech, confidentiality and honesty.

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OHS Policy

As responsible employers FPMT centres, projects and services will abide by the federal Health and Safety Employment Act 1991, and state legislation, to prevent harm to employees, contractors, sub-contractors and volunteers.

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Privacy Policy

FPMT, its centres, projects and services will at all times comply with the Privacy Act (CW 1988), and the relevant state legislation including for QLD: Information Privacy Act 2009. FPMT, its centres, projects and services will not disclose personal information to anyone other than the individual concerned unless certain strict procedures are adhered to.

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Disciplinary Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that unacceptable conduct is addressed promptly and appropriately in all FPMT centres, projects and services. It applies to teachers, Sangha, employees, volunteers, residents and members and should be used in accordance with the FPMT Ethical Policy.

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Copyright Policy

All materials produced by or on behalf of FPMT Inc are copyright. Permission to reproduce such materials depends on the category into which they fall. Includes: copyright and ownership of the teachings, income from publishing, course literature, using published materials, copyright of materials produced at LTC.

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Conflicts of Interest

The Board of FPMTA places great importance on making clear all existing or potential conflicts of interest for its directors, and for members of the Executive Committees of all centres, projects and services. All such conflicts of interest shall be declared by the member concerned and documented in the relevant Conflicts of Interest Register.

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Grievance Resolution

FPMT and its affiliated centres, projects and services in Australia is committed to promoting a cooperative, positive, harmonious and open environment and the culture of wisdom through emphasizing harmony and family feeling whilst providing appropriate mechanisms to resolve grievances. All students, members and staff have the right to appeal over a grievance with another person within any FPMT affiliated centre, project or service, or over a failure to follow due process.

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Anti-Harassment

FPMTA is committed to providing a safe and productive work environment where the dignity of every individual is respected. FPMTA recognises that teachers and Sangha, staff, volunteers, members and associates of its centres, projects and services has the right to participate free from sexual intimidation, harassment and discrimination. FPMTA believes that discrimination and harassment are unacceptable. Therefore FPMTA takes responsibility for establishing procedures to actively encounter discrimination and harassment.

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Equal Opportunity

FPMTA promotes the recognition, acceptance and right of all people to be treated with fairness, equity and justice. FPMTA does not condone or tolerate unfair treatment within its community. FPMTA is committed to supporting the principles of equal opportunities in employment, training and promotion. It is our philosophy to ensure there is no discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual preference, marital status, disability or religion.

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Teacher's Policy

Includes policy regarding high lamas, geshes, registered FPMT teachers, course facilitators and invited guest speakers. An FPMT registered teacher is necessarily a graduate of one of the FPMT education programs. Teachers can be registered to teach Foundational or In-Depth Buddhism, to facilitate Living in the Path, grant refuge and vows, or lead long retreats.

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Shugden Policy

Respecting the wishes of HH the Dalai Lama, those in service or teaching in FPMT centers and projects do not engage in the practice of Shugden/Dolgyal. Students regularly attending FPMT centers should not practice Shugden. FPMT teachers and key staff should not attend teachings by teachers who are known Shugden practitioners.

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LTC Developed Polices


Credit Card Policy

The use of financial transaction cards, including credit cards, is a major convenience for Langri Tangpa Centre and for Management Committee/volunteers, and the proper management under this policy contributes to easier and more secure accounting of expenses. To achieve these benefits a number of precautionary procedures have been put in place.

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Honorariums & Payments

LTC makes various types of payments and/or provides non-cash benefits to volunteers eg. reimbursements, honoraria, accommodation, food. LTC relies on volunteers and especially those capable of spreading the Buddha’s teachings to students, for the prosperity and flourishing of the Dharma. To acknowledge the commitment and service of volunteers to reach this goal, LTC wishes to compensate valid expenses.

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Workplace Health & Safety

This policy outlines LTC’s commitment to Work Health and Safety and the health and well being of its members, volunteers, contractors and visitors. Hazards to health and safety will be removed, or where this is not practicable, they will be managed so as to prevent injury, illness and dangerous events.

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