Prison meditation in San Diego

from MahaSangha News: Prison meditation in San DiegoThink Good Thoughts, Speak Good Words, Do Good Things By Dharma Bum Jeff With one hand clutching the bible, the other hand rests gently in his...

Inmates’ Families Carry the Burden of Incarceration

When Americans think about the prison system, we think about the men and women locked up in them and the people who work there. But we rarely, if ever, think about inmates’ families. We...

Dalai Lama and Harrison Ford Film Inspires Prison Inmates to Resolve Conflicts

Dalai Lama and Harrison Ford Film Inspires Prison Inmates to Resolve Conflicts The Dalai Lama Renaissance film, narrated by Harrison Ford, and a Q&A with Director Khashyar Darvich, offer...

Mindfulness Bell: Sangha Behind Bars

Mindfulness Bell articles on prison sanghas. Pages 19-24 of the attached pdf. Mindfulness Bell

Sexual Abuse in Juvenile Detention Centers: Who’s To Blame?

The numbers are disturbing. During 2008 through 2009, 12 percent or 3,220 of the kids locked up in state or privately run juvenile detention centers reported that they had been sexually...

Jarvis Masters New Book

Jarvis Jay Masters New Book: That Bird Has My Wings Jarvis Jay Masters is a spiritual man. His days are spent meditating, reflecting on his past mistakes and his hopes for the future. But instead...

12th MBSR Cycle 5 day retreat

Report from KC Walpole: Greetings! it has been a while since I speak and that is not my way. Had a series of calamities highlighted by a crashing of my email program in the middle of our...

No Bail? Go to Jail!

We Americans don’t know much about how our criminal justice system works. We have the basics down. “Commit the crime, do the time!” as the pop cliche has it. If only it were...

Prison Health Costs Rise

CNN Justice (11-13-2009) did an interesting and enlightening story on the United States aging prison population and the need for increased and more expensive health care. Americans hold firm to...
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