New Hampshire

A large piece of Bodhana’s outreach work takes place at the New Hampshire State Prison for men in Concord. Kshanti facilitates two classes a week at the prison. On Saturday morning there is a meditation class from 8:30 till 11:00. On Thursday afternoon a study class runs from 1:00 till 4:00. Khanti also holds three retreats a year at the prison that is held on Friday evening and all day Saturday. Khanti also prints and mails out a meditation manual to inmates all around the country. This manual was written by Bodhana especially for inmates.

Triratna Buddhist Order
Tradition…Triratna Buddhist Community/Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana

Prisons served: New Hampshire State Prison


PMI’s Path of Freedom curriculum is used in Solution-Focused Change Groups:5 groups at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Program at Grafton County Department of Corrections in North Haverhill, New Hampshire, are using selected pieces from Path of Freedom.

Angela Thomas Jones

Class at the Cheshire County Jail in New Hampshire. Kate Wylie has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1975 at Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts and with a Tibetan teacher, Ven. Tsoknyi Rinpoche. She trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction under Jon Kabat-Zinn. She recently retired after 30 years as a psychotherapist.

Kate Wylie
Valley Insight Prison Sangha

On the first Saturday of every month a small group of Valley Insight sangha members drive to the New Hampshire Department of Corrections in Berlin to meet with the inmates for an afternoon of meditation practice, Dhamma reflections and discussion.

For more information, please contact Valley Insight.


Wildmind has been active since 2003 in the State Prison for Men in Concord, New Hampshire, working with inmates who have an interest in meditation or Buddhism.

More recently we’ve been involved in working with another group of men in North Central Correctional Institution in Gardner, Massachusetts.

This section of the site covers issues related to the practice of meditation in prison, gives details of a book (“Buddhism Behind Bars”) that Wildmind is sponsoring.

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