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

The Buddhist Chaplains Network serves the educational and informational needs of Buddhist chaplains and spiritual care givers and provides leadership to help ensure the growth, development, collaboration, community, dialogue and communication among Buddhist chaplains.

Lori Hefner

Prison chaplaincy and hospice work.

Frank Tedesco

Teaching three meditation classes per week. Providing meditation instruction to inmates in private sessions. Developing a Buddhist program & acquiring Buddhist supplies within the prison.

Snake River Correctional Institution

Trime Persinger, Chaplain
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