How to Avoid Going Off on Someone

This inspiring incident from a Path of Freedom facilitator in Cook County Jail, Chicago reminds us of why we do this work: “One of the participants told of an incident he was involved in the week before where he was within an inch of ‘going off’ on another...

Path of Freedom Reports from the Field

PMI trained facilitators are leading groups around the U.S.. Here are a few samples of their experiences. Franklin County, MA From the facilitator: They had some good questions, about applying the drama triangle. I didn’t quite know how to answer. “Isn’t it...

Senators hope ‘landmark’ study will help transform Canada’s prison system

A Senate committee is touring prisons across the country and in other parts of the world as part of a two-year probe into the human rights of inmates. Liberal Senator Jim Munson calls it a “landmark” study that he hopes will be a call to action for the Liberal government to...

The Passing of Police Captain & Dharma Teacher Cheri Maples

We join so many others in mourning the tragic loss of a great Dharma teacher and friend to so many.  Cheri Maples made unique contributions to mindful justice field, as a former police captain and ordained teacher in Thich Nhat Hanh’s lineage, who trained numerous law enforcement...

First Path of Freedom Facilitator Retreat a Success

On July 21-23, 2017, 20 graduates of the 6 week introduction to the Path of Freedom curriculum of Prison Mindfulness Institute gathered at our center in Deerfield, MA (photos by Doug Jackson and Fleet Maull).     Meeting the people with whom I usually interact online, I...

‘You go, girl!’: Joy, tears as 19 prison inmates earn college degrees

College graduations are emotional occasions, but it would be hard to match the level of enthusiasm and joy that pervaded the gymnasium at the Washington Corrections Center for Women this month when 19 inmates received diplomas. Parents and grandparents, sons and daughters,...

Retreat is Exhilarating and. . .

Bruce Gill talks about feeling welcomed by the community and how he learned to bring curiosity to old injuries at the recent Mindfulness Facilitation Training retreat. Bruce is currently completing this Mindfulness Teacher certification at EMI.  He worked as Executive Director of...

Can Big Data Support a more Mindful Justice System?

Hundreds facilitate Prison Mindfulness Institute’s Path of Freedom curriculum in jails around the world. At the same time, we are working with professionals at all stages of the process (lawyers, judges, police, corrections officers etc.) to create a more compassionate justice...
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