A list of some of the dedicated organizations offering Buddhist teachings and meditation practices to inmates in prisons across the U.S.
Despite the 5,000 miles between them, death row inmate “Moyo” and pen pal Maria Jain have come together to showcase his series of Buddha portraits in the exhibition “Buddhas on Death Row.”
Justin von Bujdoss is a Buddhist lama and Rikers Island’s first Staff Chaplain. He reflects on what Rikers Island is, and what it needs.
I have been visiting an inmate in prison who has no one. Are there Buddhist organizations that address the spiritual needs of inmates?
San Quentin prison volunteer Tyger Blair finds that prison dharma has changed the perspectives of both inmates and guards—as well as his own.
Noah Levine on what forgiveness has meant in his own life.
Jessica Pimentel on what she’s learned from seeing life through a Buddhist lens and the eyes of her character, Maria, on Orange Is the New Black.
Prisoner Scott Darnell notices a rare moment of silence.
In this personal story of waking up on the spot, Joan Halifax recalls a lesson that won’t be forgotten.
Jampa Pawo, a member of the Atlanta Shambhala community, was executed on the evening April 27.