Buddhafield is committed as a community to the practice of Buddhist precepts, loving-kindness, and awareness, and to act from this basis.
Inclusivity in this context means supporting people to have meaningful participation in any of the events that Buddhafield runs and therefore access our presentation of the dharma.
Our Inclusivity Mandate aims to promote a culture within Buddhafield where each person who interacts with any of the events Buddhafield holds, whether as a retreatant, festival goer, member of the team or someone with a sub-contractual arrangement with Buddhafield is able to interact fully and without discrimination. This would mean specifically not finding any barriers to access on the basis of being in possession of any of the “protected characteristics” which are listed in the Equality Act 2010, namely age, disability, gender reassignment, race, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, sex, sexual orientation or religion.
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We have three particular subsets in our team:
This subset of the Inclusivity team focuses primarily on the experience of trans and non-binary* people either as retreatants or festival-goers or team members or those with a sub-contractual arrangement.
This subset of the Inclusivity team focuses on promoting racial inclusivity across all Buddhafield events and within our teams.
This subset of the Inclusivity team focuses on creating a flexible and adaptable approach to ensure that as wider range of individuals as possible with accessibility needs are able to contribute and participate on an equal footing in Buddhafield’s culture and processes. Find out more about accessibility at the festival here and also see the appropriate questions in our retreat FAQs here.
*this term covers those whose sense of gender exists outside of the binary notions of male and female and can, for the purpose of this introduction, include those who are genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, etc.
You can contact the Inclusivity team via email
Kamalanandi - Inclusivity mandate holder