Former soldier meditates with inmates

from the Independent Florida Alligator K.C. Walpole, a former enlisted Marine and Army officer, teaches meditation to inmates in 25 Florida prisons. (Valerie Krygier / Alligator) By VANESSA...

Prison inmates go Zen to deal with life behind bars

from CNN.com Oct. 9, 2009 RIVERDALE, Georgia (CNN) — In his darkest moment, Kenneth Brown lost it all. His wife and kids, the housebroken dog, the vacation home on Cape Cod all vanished...

The Bike

                by Tommy M., prisoner For the past two months or so I’ve been meditating consistently morning and evening for about 30 minutes (more or...

A Tibetan Nun in Gutsa Prison

by Namzol Tendzin for Turning Wheel Magazine Namzol Tendzin, age 18, is a nun from Tsamkhung Nunnery in Lhasa, who was arrested imprisoned and tortured by the Chinese for participating in...

The Great Escape

by Pippin Ross from the Shambhala Sun Magazine Sept 2009 The Great Escape Yoga and meditation help Pippin Ross escape the hell of America’s oldest prison for women. “RELEASE YOUR...

10th MBSR Retreat in Florida

from KC Walpole: Greetings: Hope all is well in the west. It is hard to believe that we are on our tenth retreat and that the institution was delivering over a hundred noon meals a day to be...

Transitional Dorms

from KC Walpole of Gateless Gate in Florida Greetings: Hope everyone is doing well. I have been asked on several occasions in the last two weeks for suggestions on transitional dorms. They...

Florida 9th MBSR Cycle

From KC Walpole in Florida: Greetings: Last Friday was the end of the 9th five day retreat and MBSR cycle. Don’t know how much more we can grow. There are times when every mat and cushion...
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