To make available facilities for the teaching and practice of Buddhism in Her Majesty’s Prisons and other places of lawful detention or custody.


To recruit and advise a team of Buddhist visiting chaplains to be available as soon as there is a call for their services;
To act in an advisory capacity, and to liaise with the Home Office chaplaincy officials, with individual chaplains within Her Majestys Prisons, and with any other relevant bodies or officials;
To provide an aftercare and advisory service for prisoners after release.

Ven. Ajahn Khemadhammo (Chao Khun Bhavanaviteht) OBE

Sahaja Yoga Meditation in jails has been practiced in 22 countries all over the world. The inmates follow the courses on a free will ; the organizers are volunteers.

Sahaja Yoga meditation helps the prisoners :

– to reduce the stress of lack of freedom

– to have peace and positive feeling inside

– to get rid of addictions

Youth Mindfulness

Youth Mindfulness is a social enterprise devoted to developing and delivering mindfulness programmes for children, adolescents and young adults. We believe that all young people have within themselves the capacity to be aware, kind, resilient and courageous, and that with the practice of mindfulness these strengths can be awakened and cultivated. Our team has over 40 years’ experience in practising mindfulness. We’ve taught mindfulness to 1,000s of children and young people as well as 1,000s of adults. Drawing on various mindfulness traditions as well as the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, we seek to develop programmes that make a genuine difference in the lives of young people by adopting an approach that aims to be both fun and exciting, as well as meaningful and transformative. As well as working in schools, we develop and deliver programmes in criminal justice with a particular emphasis on youth and young offenders.

Michael Bready
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