Description: INSIDE MEDITATION is an umbrella organization to support and inform volunteers who teach meditation, Buddhism, Buddhist psychology, and Yoga in prisons near Austin, Texas. This project started at Austin Zen Center in 2002 but has expanded to include members of other Austin sanghas.
Teachers have come from AZC, the Shambala Center, Plum Blossom Sangha, Appamada (formerly Ordinary Mind), and Dharma Yoga. We maintain an elist and meet on an irregular basis. We also print copies of a meditation booklet called Doing Your Time with Peace of Mind. All volunteers are welcome to distribute copies of this booklet to their inmate students.
Prisons Served: Lockhart Prison (TDCJ), Travis County Correctional Facility at Del Valle, Bastrop Federal Correctional Institution.
Our website: austinzencenter.org
Outside Meditation is a program for ex-offenders living in the Austin, TX area. Outside Meditation is an extension of Inside Meditation, a program for the incarcerated, while in jail or prison in the Austin, TX area. They meet and both start/continue meditation practice on a weekly basis. Visit our website: http://outsidemeditation.org