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...

FILM: When the Iron Bird Flies

In 1959, the Chinese invasion of Tibet threw open the doors to the mysterious realm of Tibetan Buddhism and suddenly this rich, ancient tradition was propelled into the modern world. Half a century later, Padmasambhava’s prophecy has come true and the teachings of Tibetan...

Fleet Maull’s Lessons on Dealing with Imprisonment

By Jon Katz, a criminal defense/drug defense/marijuana defense attorney, and DWI/DUI/Drunk Driving defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia, Montgomery County, Maryland, and beyond for the best possible results for his clients. http://katzjustice.com. ...

Naked Mind, the Film

Please help filmmaker finish this important new film, Naked Mind, which chronicles the many ways that meditation is positively impacting modern culture in the West.   The film features many of the most preeminent meditation teachers, East and West and as well as the prison work...

Mindfulness in Prison – my experience

I vividly recall the moment when the judge announced my prison sentence to be 36 months on Oct 31, 2006 (I was charged with, and pleaded guilty to, 1 count Conspiracy to commit Healthcare insurance fraud, as  a direct result of my drug addiction/alcoholism). Although it was...
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