Prison Outreach is an on-going, integral part of the Contemplative Outreach family. This important ministry is committed to support volunteers and organizations willing to serve the prison population.
Support consists of consultation, resources and access to a central database of all prison ministry activities nationwide involving Centering Prayer. We hope to encourage and assist those interested in beginning a prison ministry or to provide connections between practitioners already in the ministry who want to share and learn together.
Mary Wyman – CO Chapter Coordinator
San Francisco CA- development of Prison Outreach Conference/Retreat.
Barbara Cook – prison ministry
Hobby Unit- (women) Marlin TX, experiences with conferences and workshops
Douglas La Plant – prison ministry
SCI Rockview, Bellefante PA
Teaching “A Pathway to Freedom” course to men.
Khalilah Bilal – prison ministry
Bexar County Jail- San Antonio TX
Teaching “A Pathway to Freedom” course to women
Ven. Urgyen Nima, Director, Temple Buddhist Center
We have a volunteer Prison Dharma Program in Kansas and Missouri. We are located in Kansas City, Missouri
We currently serve three prison groups:
-Lansing Kansas medium security
-Lansing Kansas maximum security
-Cameron Missouri maximum security (called Crossroads Regional Correctional facility
Monks from the Center’s monastery will make daily puja offerings. The Rime Center has established a Buddhist group at the prison camp at the Leavenworth federal prison.
Lama Chuck Stanford and Ven. Jigme-la began regular visits with the prisoners in early February. A small sangha meets with Chuck & Jigme every other Monday evening.
Prisons we are actively visiting: 1. United States Disciplinary Barracks (U.S.D.B.) at Ft. Leavenworth where I serve as a part-time staff Chaplain, 2. Crossroads Correctional Center, and 3. Western Missouri Correctional Center (both in Cameron, MO).
I am also a member on the Missouri Dept of Corrections – Religious Programming Advisory Council (RPAC)
Contact: Lama Chuck Stanford ([email protected]), Jon E. Dilley, Michael Reynolds, Matthew E. Rice Monks from the Center’s monastery will make daily puja offerings.
Prisons Served: United States Disciplinary Barracks (U.S.D.B.) at Ft. Leavenworth, Crossroads Correctional Center, Western Missouri Correctional Center (both in Cameron, MO)