Los Angeles

A small group of volunteers who serve as Buddhist Chaplains in the Los Angeles County Jails and the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo.

Gary Koan Janka

Noah Levine is a Buddhist teacher, author and counselor. He is trained to teach by Jack Kornfield of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. He teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats nationally as well as leading groups in juvenile halls and prisons. Noah holds a masters degree in counseling psychology from CIIS. He has studied with many prominent teachers AGAINST THE STREAM – book cover in both the Theravadan and Mahayanan Buddhist traditions.

Thursday Mornings from 10 to 11 am
Monday evenings 6 – 8 pm
Sundays evenings 6 – 8 pm

Thursdays offers Vipassana Meditation with Noah Levine and others, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation and Naam Yoga and Meditation.

Monday evenings is an array of guests from Agape International in LA.

Sunday evenings is an array of guests from Agape who offer meditation, music, interactive groups and visioning.

Freedom Legacy with Judy Osuna is a program with Reverand Michael Beckwith.

Prisons Served: FCI-Terminal Island federal prison

Cindy Cirlincione/ Judy Osuna

GETTING OUT BY GOING IN (GOGI) offers low cost and donor-funded inmate self-study and group study programming to achieve the goal of release preparation and lowered recidivism rates. GOGI is respected as an authority in prisoner leadership training, education for maximum security and specialized demographics of prisoners.
Offices in California, programming nationally.

Coach Mara Leigh Taylor

UpRising Yoga is dedicated to bringing yoga to Los Angeles County Central Juvenile Hall. We started in November 2011 and have taught every Tuesday night for an hour to the Alpha and Omega units.  On average we have about seven to ten students per unit each week. This program is offering the participants an opportunity to understand how yoga can be used effectively in all aspects of their life. We have seen some promising results thus far.

UpRising Yoga is dedicated to bringing yoga to Los Angeles County Central Juvenile Hall.
Jill Weiss

Visions for Prisons has been teaching in prisons for 10 years with great success and was the recipient of the 1995 International Jampolsky Award for innovative use of Attitudinal Healing in prisons.

As the founder of the not for profit Visions for Prisons, co-author of `Chicken Soup for the Prisoners Soul’ and `Serving Time-Serving Others’ and author of `The Mudra of Light’ and `The One Minute Miracle’ Dan Millstein has taught meditation for more than 20 years both inside and outside of prisons around the globe. He has facilitated more than one thousand support groups in refugee camps, prisons and communities supporting people with life threatening illnesses.

Dan Millstein
Yoga for Incarcerated Women

We take yoga and meditation to women serving jail and prison sentences in California. We currently teach at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles, which is a male facility that takes the overflow of women from other facilities. We teach one class on Sat. and are expanding to two classes. We also have a Spanish yoga/meditation class on Sunday. We hope to expand to two more classes during the week next year.

Nancy Deville
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