To curb repeat offenders, the Bay State takes inmates back to school

The pilot program debuted in January 2016, and the most recent cohort started in September 2017. About 110 inmates applied in the latest round and 25 were selected, after being screened for...

Department of Juvenile Services uses yoga to help transform young people

As police try to combat the problem of juveniles committing carjackings, robberies and other serious crimes, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services is approaching it in a different way. The...

Prison-Facilitated Group Creates Safety

Six sessions into the sequence, a prisoner-led Path of Freedom course in Washington state is hitting its stride. Prisoners who completed the course are receiving collaborative support and...

Empowering Graduation

This facilitator report illustrates a graduation ceremony of 24 men that culminated one Path of Freedom course: We opened with a metta meditation in which I asked them to imagine they were saying...

New Documentary Features Rebecca & Fleet Leading a Path of Freedom Class

Rebecca and Fleet were in Rhode Island leading a Path of Freedom class. The class will be featured in an upcoming documentary, “The Mindfulness Movement”. Please click here to see the...

Holding Your Seat

One of the key metaphors of our Path of Freedom training is to “hold your seat.” This teaching about maintaining calm and poise through life’s ups and downs, comes from Chogyam...

In the News . . .

According to the American Psychological Association, mindfulness can help us cope with climate change. Forbes highlights the meditation practices of “powerful women” and Business Insider talks...

Meditation and Mindfulness: Treatment for Incarcerated Women

Women worldwide continue to have higher rates of serious mental illness, depression, and PTSD when compared to their male counterparts (Tolin & Foa, 2006). Issues of poverty, socioeconomic...

School Of Public Health To Test Yoga-Based Program For Youth In Justice System

The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has received a grant of more than $700,000 to develop and test a mindfulness-based yoga program to provide young people in juvenile justice...
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