Remembering Jim Campbell (1949-2007)

“Like many of my prisoner-friends surviving long years of isolation and brutality, something within me refused to be broken.” – Jim Campbell It is fitting that my first PDN blog...

Report from Recent Florida Prison Retreat

from KC Walpole: Today was the first day of our third MBSR retreat. At one point this afternoon, there were 57 ladies on the mats and in total silence. About 2/3ds of the room had never sat a...

PDN in NYT Today

Staring at Death and Finding Their Bliss, New York Times, Sept 13, 2007The inmates’ letters started to arrive at Jenny Phillips’s home in Concord, Mass., during the summer of 2002....

Vipassana Behind Bars in….Alabama?

Whoa everybody, this one really threw me for a loop! I don’t want to reinforce any negative sterotypes about my home state Alabama (Dear Ole Dixie), but needless to say I was a bit...

Difficulties in Prison Practice

By Ron B.  – prisoner For me I think the main difficulty in practicing zazen (or any type of meditation) in prison is lack of feedback. All the information I have has come from books, if I...

Florida Womens Prison Retreat

from KC Walpole There are 10,000 words that could be said about the 2nd MBSR cycle and the five day retreat that followed. However, the photos taken on the last day of the retreat says more than...

Meeting with H.H. Dalai Lama

Interview with Ananda Baltrunas, former prisoner September 2003 This past September, ex-prisoner Ananda Baltrunas attended a conference in New York City called “Healing Through Great Difficulty”...
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