Hi I am brand new here. I have never worked or volunteered in prisons or with prisoners. So why am I here you might ask. Well it is not that easy to answer. Prison reform, prisoner rights, and compassion for people, have always been a part of me. I have worked behind the scenes and in donation areas. Now I find I am ready to do more. Not sure what that will be but I am looking forward to learning, helping, and sharing dharma. I have been a buddhist for about 10 years now and I am passionate about the benefits of meditation. I look forward to getting to know you all and any advice on direction or what you have enjoyed I would appreciate hearing about.
Welcome Tracie! Please feel free to ask any questions here!
If you are interested in prison reform and Dharma, there are many ways to get involved - from offering to facilitate a meditation group in a prison to becoming a pen-pal. My personal belief is that prisoners empowering themselves with Dharma practice can have an unseen effect that over time may result in profound changes to the system - not to mention the profound changes it will surely have to the prisoner who is meditating!
Carter - PDN Staff