Mindfulness and Release: A Prison Dharma Conference

Plum Mountain Refuge and Northwest Dharma Association recently co-sponsored Mindfulness and Release: A Conference for Prison Dharma Workers. The weekend gathering brought together prison...

Dan Hauser’s Last Letter

From Dan Hauser, a Florida death row prisoner. “Over the last few years I have written hundreds upon hundreds of letters to Buddhist groups all over the world, asking for all forms of help,...

Freedom Behind Bars: Winter Edition of Tricycle Magazine

Prison Dharma Network is featured in the latest issue of Tricycle magazine with an article entitled “Freedom Behind Bars” Check it out at your local newstand or read online...

Razor Wire Dharma: A Buddhist Life in Prison

from Wisdom Publications website: Razor-Wire Dharma A Buddhist Life in Prison by Calvin Malone Calvin Malone has plenty to teach us all about ideas that we rarely associate with the penal system:...

Heartwarming Letter

(Picture compliments of inmate Steven P of CA – letter from J in TX) Greetings! I am a disabled prisoner serving two life sentences in Texas. I found your address in the back of (a)...

Pen Pal Gratitude Poem

(artwork compliments of an inmate in MI) Posted with permission from James: a inmate in AL: The letter you sent me Filled me with aspiration Your words lifted me up With real inspiration You...

PDN Books Behind Bars: A Thanks From a Prisoner in Alabama…

A prisoner writes: “Dear PDN Staff, I wish to sincerely thank you for the book you sent “Mapping the Dharma“. On the date of the Aug. 6th another inmate who is...

“Countdown” Meditation

This was posted on the PDN community site last week by Fa Liang. I think its a good one! “Here is an exercise you use to “practice” awareness. It’s also really good to use...

Books Changed My Life

(this article is by my longtime prison pen pal and friend Tommy M. who is serving a 25-life sentence) “During my time in prison, like most prisoners, I’ve done a lot of reflecting on my...
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