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.
Masters, on Death Row at San Quentin, is a well-known Buddhist writer who many people believe has been wrongfully convicted.
The Rangjung Prison Dharma Project offers meditation instruction to inmates and corrections officers at Rikers Island, New York City’s main prison.