I am delighted to hear that the Prison Dharma Network is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The work they have done with prisoners is wonderful. The Dharma is a way to help free beings from suffering, and so bringing it to those who are experiencing the suffering of imprisonment is especially beneficial. It will help them quiet their minds and find peace and lasting happiness. This is a tremendous service to them and all other beings as well. I hope Prison Dharma Network can continue such beneficial service for many years to come.
I have tremendous respect for the work of the Prison Mindfulness Institute. It nurtures freedom, inner peace, and human kindness in places where there is precious little of it… a true example of rehabilitation in its deepest sense: learning to live inside (one’s own body and heart) again. This is necessary work in our society, which, believe it or not, incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than any other country in the world.
I have been honored to serve as a spiritual advisor to the Prison Dharma Network since its founding and fully endorse the work they continue to accomplish. Through my own experience with prisoners, I have directly witnessed the transformative potential of prison meditation programs.
Please support Prison Dharma Network in any way you can.
How do we bring sanity into one of the most hostile environments of our society - our prisons? The Prison Mindfulness Institute has been responding to this question since 1989 by working to change prison cultures through mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness creates mental discipline and stability. This provides the inmates with the tools they need to cultivate a sense of ease, decency and compassion. Isn’t that the point of rehabilitation? Please support PMI!