Prison life is incredibly stressful. We believe in the power of mindfulness practice and the various mindfulness-based interventions to change behaviors, heal and transform lives, and ultimately to prevent crime, and enhance community safety and wellbeings.
Prison Dharma Meditation Program offers spiritual advices and teachings through mail, as well as books and materials, to people in prison interested in exploring, studying and practicing Buddhism.
Prison Dharma Meditation Program was initiated January 5th, 2017, the Enlightenment memorial date for the founder of Buddhism, Lord Siddhartha Gautama. Letters were sent out for goodness.
Compassion in Prisoner's Heart is a program for inmates who just want to communiate with outside world. All beings have Buddha's nature. So are the inmates in prisoner. Our heart could have infinitive possibilities. What we need to do is: just to direct our heart to get into the positive way, which will benefit our own and the people we love, now and future. We believe in the second chance and more chances. People who join this program don’t need to be a Buddhist, or to have any kind of faith to join this program. People from all faiths are welcome. Each inmate will be assigned one volunteer responder. Our volunteers will communicate with inmates through Buddhist perspectives.
If you know someone who is current an inmate and wants to join this program, please contact us with this person's name, address and his or her identify number in prisoner. We will communicate through mail. For the convinience of inmates, we will also put a stamped envelope inside mail.