Path of Freedom – Recent Quotes From the Field

Here are some quotes from recent Path of Freedom Courses: From a class at Rhode Island Mens’ Medium on Transforming Pain: “I used to try to block my thoughts but you’re right,...

Connecticut’s Cheshire Correctional Institution participates in livestream prison reform conference

Cheshire — Standing inside a century-old maximum security prison auditorium as cameras live-streamed a conference on Connecticut’s prison system reforms Wednesday, Corrections Commissioner Scott...

Vermont inmates heal through yoga

Google “benefits of yoga” on the internet, and dozens of studies pop up.  It helps people sleep better.  It is a natural de-stressor.  It calms the body and mind.  These affects hold...

Zabuton cushions made in WNC help prison inmates practice mindfulness

From Mountain Xpress – Asheville, NC Surrounded by concrete walls, confined by steel bars and subjected to near-constant noise, people serving time have little respite from the unforgiving...

“We Have All Made Mistakes” – Teaching Mindfulness in Prisons: A Different Kind of Rehabilitation

By: Buddhistdoor Date: 2016-04-22 Born in Hong Kong and based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, since 1994, Venerable Yin Kit Sik (also known as Sister Jessie) ordained as a Buddhist nun in Hong...

Juvenile detention centers use yoga to teach mindfulness

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Ten young men file into the gym, wearing identical maroon polos, white undershirts, navy sweats, white socks and black, laceless shoes. Soon, they’re removing those shoes...

Meditating with officers on Rikers Island

“You guys know anything about stress management?” Justin von Bujdoss is speaking to a group of about 40 correction officer recruits, dressed in gray uniforms and shiny black patent leather shoes,...

Path of Freedom – September Reports from the Field

Here are some quotes from classes that have taken place this month. These quotes area all from men and women in Rhode Island Prisons, speaking about what the courses have been teaching them, and...

Path of Freedom – August Reports from the Field

Here are some quotes gathered from facilitators teaching our Path of Freedom course curriculum in various a Men’s Medium Security Prison in Rhode Island. Participants share how aspects of...