Funding for communities, not prisons: the promise of justice reinvestment

Bourke, New South Wales, Australia: It is a time of year when we talk about failure. Each year the Closing the Gap report is a salient reminder we are not doing enough in key areas of Indigenous...

Mindfulness training helpful in the recovery of adults addicted to stimulants

Meditation and other mindfulness strategies may reduce the likelihood of relapse for certain people struggling to break their addiction to stimulants including cocaine and methamphetamine, a UCLA...

Integrating Mindfulness Into Social Justice Education and Anti-Oppression Work

Courses that deal with oppression and diversity can greatly benefit from contemplative practices because they can help us unlearn the conditioned responses that uphold systems of oppression....

Path of Freedom Graduate Develops Mindfulness Programs for Youth & Teachers

Newly armed with a doctorate in education, Stephanie Romero, executive director of the new nonprofit Awaken Pittsburgh, is developing curriculum for mindfulness with projects in various sites in...

Prisoner Art

We recently received a letter from Justin H. in a facility in Fort Stockton, Texas requesting some books on Zen practice. He mentioned that meditation gives him “time to clear out all...

How Prisoners Practice Mindfulness Amidst Chaos

A maximum security prison isn’t the most supportive place to take up mindfulness practice. The places are always noisy with ambient sounds that include talking, yelling, chains rattling, doors...

How One Judge Is Using Meditation To Bring Healing After A Crime

When Georgetown professor and Magistrate Judge Gretchen Rohr first met Erica Huggins in 1994, she was surprised to find that Huggins, who was formerly incarcerated and later released and...

Yoga and Meditation Improve Life Behind Bars and Beyond

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has found that within five years of release, 76 percent of prisoners released in the U.S. reoffend. Breaking this cycle requires radical reforms in rehabilitation...

Sakyong Mipham & Fleet Visit the Pacific Northwest

Following the threads of the Sakyong’s talk, Maull encouraged us to reach beyond our usual boundaries as part of the dyad practice: “When we rest in our own openness, we create connections with...
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