The Dharma Bums are a group of people dedicated to the practice of Buddhism in America. We do not advocate one particular school of Buddhism. We are simply a bridge for Western people to enter into a Buddhist practice. When one enters the stream of Buddhism, it can be confusing; so we help make it simple. We focus on the Four Noble Truths, Eightfold Path, and Six Paramitas. To speak about Buddhism is not enough. One must practice these basic Buddhist principles. Through diligent practice, one will begin to realize the cause of their suffering, thus moving beyond suffering and into Nirvana.
Prisons Served: Metropolitan Correctional Center
The Prison Meditation Project organizes meditation programs in prisons in the San Diego area. We offer programs including meditation and council practices that can offer transformation for those who are incarcerated and for those who serve the criminal justice system.
Prison Meditation Project has been going into Donovan for 10 years. We meet once or twice a month for three hours of meditation, council and movement (tai chi or yoga).
Prisons Served: Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD) and George F. Bailey Correctional Facility