Honour necessity; honour sufficiency.
Nothing is compulsory, but some things are necessary.
No judgements are made: we accept you as you arrive.
There is no mistake save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.
Freedom from like and dislike is our first major freedom.
Some people here you will like, others not.
Some people will irritate you.
No blame! You will also be irritating them.
Please act towards others with goodwill and with courtesy;
otherwise, be polite.
Honour the role, respect the person.
You are not asked to accept any direction that violates conscience.
Although we are asked to act from conscience, this assumes the virtue: to act from conscience is a considerable freedom.
You are not asked to passively accept any idea presented to you.
Rather, you are encouraged to test ideas you find surprising—to establish the veracity of those ideas, or not, for yourself.
And to adopt a position of healthy scepticism while participating in a spirit of critical goodwill.
Be on the course to the degree you are able to honourably bear.
For example, listen to music generated within the course.
Telephone and access the internet when necessary, or when useful.
Avoid listening to, and reading, any non-course material.
Recording during the course is discouraged.
Accept responsibility for your personal space; and that part of the public space which you inhabit.
Please stay outside the kitchen, unless you have work there.
If you smoke, please do so outside the buildings.
Please stay within the boundary of the House for the duration of the course.
If you require something from outside, please ask the House Manager.
Drug use is incompatible with participation in Guitar Craft and The Guitar Circle.
Although nothing is compulsory, this is necessary.
If the course Director considers that any person’s continuing participation is detrimental to either that person, or the course as a whole, the Director may ask that person to leave.
If any of this is unacceptable, you are free to leave with a full refund prior to the beginning of the course.
If you decide to stay, you are asked to stay for the duration.
Saturday, 19th. February 2011