Prison Meditation in Israel: Featured member Mical

What do you find most rewarding about your Prison Dharma work? At the moment, my work is divided in two: I have one meditation group in one of the prisons and I am looking for volunteers and...

Buddhism and Alcoholics Anonymous resources

    Here are some resources that were posted on our Prison Dharma Talk Listserv a couple of months back, about Buddhism and AA: *www.judithragir.org for a downloadable series of 12 Step...

Prison Dharma Network Programs at Lookout Mountain and Boulder County Jail

Click here to read:Daily Camera Article about PDN Programs at Lookout Mountain & Boulder County Jail

Historical: Ex-prisoners meeting with H.H. Dalai Lama in 2003

Three Amazing Days in New York City Michele Benzamin-Miki A Conference with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Twenty United States Ex-prisoners Healing through Great Difficulty September 2003...

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...
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