The Pacifica Community is made up of individuals with a wide variety of life experiences and geographic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Although depth psychology developed as an academic discipline within the context of late 19th and early 20th century Europe, its insights and wisdom also draw on and resonate with indigenous psychologies and spiritualities from all corners of the globe.
Pacifica is enlivened by students from across the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. They bring to the richness of varied ethnicities, religious and spiritual paths, racial identities, age, gender, and personal experiences. This diversity is central to the hosting of the multiple perspectives that Pacifica strives to foster in the classroom. The Institute encourages an environment that is culturally sensitive, values racial and ethnic uniqueness, and affirms individual lifestyles. The appreciation of a multiplicity of voices is central to the depth psychological tradition.