Teaching Mindfulness to At-Risk Youth? Buy this Book!

I just started reading Sam Himelstein’s book A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Working with High-Risk Adolescents and am very impressed. The book is filled with great tips, exercises, useful guidelines and insights. As well there is a fabulous chapter on group facilitation...

Mass Incarceration in the US

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How ‘Checking Out’ Makes its Way into Holding Your Seat

What does it mean to be able to flow with what is coming at us? To hold our seats in the midst of life’s least desirable challenges? And equally importantly, how do we skillfully engage with all those things (energy, people, circumstances, etc.) and not just check out?...

Sweeping Zen: Sitting Behind Bars

Posted by: Richard Collins on Sweeping Zen  I visited the prison in Tehachapi last week as a guest chaplain for some inmates who requested a Buddhist priest to conduct services for them. As the director of the Zen Fellowship of Bakersfield, I was contacted through thePrison...

Lewis Lancaster on Prison Dharma

The International Bodhisattava Sangha (IBS) volunteers offer meditation instruction, books for prison libraries, and new college-level courses on Buddhism to inmates in the California state prison system. Professor Lewis Lancaster speaks about his 10 years of experience of prison...

PDN Advocates Mentioned as Tax-Saving Prisoner Re-Entry Programs

Research shows faith-based re-entry programs save money for tax-payers and reduces recidivism for prisoners. A study of Minnesota’s faith-based Inner Change Freedom Initiative program, which relies heavily on volunteers, saved taxpayers over $3 million by reducing recidivism,...

Erwin James on Prison Yoga

This is an unscripted clip of Erwin talking in depth about his experience in prison, the power of yoga and meditation, and the role of the Prison Phoenix Trust. Erwin is presenting the Radio 4 Appeal for the Prison Phoenix Trust on the 16th of June 2013.

The Violence Within Us

    The Violence Within Us NPR & TED team up in vivid discourse on violence…. “Everybody potentially is a killer, but some of us are potentially more than others.” — Jim Fallon Violence and brutality are grim realities of life. So why are some...