On the basis of the recognition of the essential value of every living being, Maitripa College recognizes and celebrates diversity, aspires to respect all aspects of human difference, and commits to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, is suffused with loving kindness and acceptance, and is as free from barriers as possible. As a multicultural organization of the 21st century, we hold equity and inclusion as a value, and a responsibility. Our approach is based on a commitment to transforming personal and professional relationships within the educative and faith environment of Maitripa College, and on raising consciousness and seeking tools among our communities to support education, conversation, and the creation of inclusive spaces. An important element of this vision is the commitment to bringing the conversation about equity and inclusion to the forefront of the development of Buddhist education and practice in the west.