The Dharma Ocean community acknowledges that the reality of suffering is often intensified by the biases, behaviors and societal structures that favor or harm individuals because of race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or ability. Our mission is to ensure that Dharma Ocean is a welcoming, affirming space for all who wish to walk the path of somatic awakening.
We recognize that the work of acknowledging privilege and power, and understanding and exploring differences between us, is ongoing. Our Inclusivity Mandala Council, Board of Directors, teachers, staff and volunteers are committed to addressing systemic and interpersonal oppression through dialogue, training and action, so that all can feel seen and heard. Diversity in our sangha ought to deepen our individual journeys, and enrich us as a group, and we aspire to that goal. Our commitment to inclusivity is based in our dharma practice, and on our vow to work for the welfare of all.