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...

The Empowerment Ceremony

by Jarvis Masters from Turning Wheel Magazine When I was offered the chance to receive a spiritual empowerment by a Buddhist Tibetan Lama, the first feeling I remember was one of being...

Blessings and apologies

Hello PDN Friends, I have been plagued with guilt the past few months since I joined this website, because so many of you have written kind remarks and comments to me, added me as your friend on...

Prison Dharma in South Africa – The Dharma Centre

The following post is some information about a new organizational member of PDN…read on: About The Dharma Centre: We’ve been ministering in correctional services facilities for the...

An intro post about Mind Body Awareness Project

For some of you, this may be old news, but I wanted to post a little about the MBA Project and the great group of folks I work with in the San Francisco Bay Area: The Mind Body Awareness...

Kansas Man Discovers Buddhism in Prison

from KCRU.org “The word penitentiary originally comes from penance and the religious idea of redemption through punishment. Many inmates find religion to be one of the few sources of...

From KC Walpole: News From Five day retreat at Gadsden

Greetings: Hope everyone is doing well. We just finished our second five day MBSR prison retreat this month at a women’s prison, It was in Gadsden, Florida which is about 40 or so miles...
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