We’re all a bunch of angry guys….

A prisoner in one of our Path of Freedom (POF) classes last week said: “We’re all a bunch of angry guys locked up together. (The compassion exercise) let me drop my judgments and get...

Reversing the negative psychological effects of prison through mindfulness

Just four months in prison can negatively affect a person’s cognitive abilities and impulse control, according to findings published in Criminal Justice...

Mindfulness in Prison and Beyond

In this two-part Tricycle Talks episode, learn about Fleet Maull’s tireless dedication to helping prisoners access meditation, and go behind the scenes with him on a retreat to train the next...

Locked Up & Coping with the Holidays

Holidays can be hard to cope with, especially when you are in prison and far from family and the comforts of home. Prisoners in our classes report that mindfulness helps.  Susan, our POF...

Yoga Isn’t Just for Tea Drinkers and Trend Seekers

“Keeping people locked up forever does not promote public safety in any way. People are coming out so damaged because it’s so damaging to be in prison — so you’re creating problems that did not...

Mindfulness Reduces Domestic Violence

According to a recent report from NPR, the state of Iowa has adopted a new mindfulness-based intervention for domestic violence. The state made this shift after a pilot study of 1,353 offenders...

Free in Captivity: How meditation got me through a 25-year prison sentence

The specter of depression accompanied me in my prison experience from the very beginning. It was always there, just over my shoulder, at the edge of my consciousness, a black hole of despair and...

Path of Freedom: Reports from the Field

As prisoners adopt practice supported by our Path of Freedom (POF) Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence program, it helps reduce reactivity, increase positive feeling and develop skills that...

As My Time Grows Short . . .

This heart-warming letter was given to one of our Path of Freedom facilitators by a participant:  
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