Updated: May 26, 2020
PMI’s Executive Director, Kate Crisp, recently published an article in the Shambhala Times about her experience facilitating a meditation class in juvie prison. A brief excerpt:
“On a recent Thursday, I ventured again into the local male juvie prison to teach our weekly PMI “mindfulness & emotional intelligence” class. These classes with the kids are always challenging, and they prove to be a constant and rich learning experience for us as facilitators. There doesn’t appear to be any one-size-fits-all formula for how to facilitate these classes or work with the kids; we generally just take in that week’s curriculum topic, some ideas for possible meditation sessions, and then see what’s going on in the room and adjust.”
The article gives a rare glimpse inside a youth prison and offers a perspective on a situation that is at once heartbreaking and hopeful.
Click here to read the full article.