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Taking a Shot At Meditation

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.

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