Blessings and apologies

Hello PDN Friends, I have been plagued with guilt the past few months since I joined this website, because so many of you have written kind remarks and comments to me, added me as your friend on...

Prison Dharma in South Africa – The Dharma Centre

The following post is some information about a new organizational member of PDN…read on: About The Dharma Centre: We’ve been ministering in correctional services facilities for the...

An intro post about Mind Body Awareness Project

For some of you, this may be old news, but I wanted to post a little about the MBA Project and the great group of folks I work with in the San Francisco Bay Area: The Mind Body Awareness...

Kansas Man Discovers Buddhism in Prison

from KCRU.org “The word penitentiary originally comes from penance and the religious idea of redemption through punishment. Many inmates find religion to be one of the few sources of...

From KC Walpole: News From Five day retreat at Gadsden

Greetings: Hope everyone is doing well. We just finished our second five day MBSR prison retreat this month at a women’s prison, It was in Gadsden, Florida which is about 40 or so miles...

ABC News: San Quentin Looks to Close Revolving Door

Prison Nonprofit Promotes Alternative Therapies for Inmates San Quentin is one of the nation’s most notorious prisons, and is home to some of California’s most dangerous criminals...

From KC Walpole

Greetings: Hope everyone is doing well. We have been doing MBSR programs with five day retreats at Lowell CI for 18 months now. It is so easy to start thinking in terms of cycles and numbers and...

Women Behind Bars

from KC Walpole: Greetings: Just found out that three or four times this week, one of our students is going to be featured on Women’s Entertainment Network in their segment Women behind...

Day of Mindfulness at Donovan State Prison

On Saturday May 24th, in the Yard 1 Chapel at the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility at Rock Mountain, 20 inmates and 4 volunteers from the Prison Meditation Project particpated in a day of...
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