We are initiating a Faith Base Dorm on the Ramsey Unit in Rosharon, TX, just south of Houston. When I say Initiating, we're contributing a "Contemplative Practices Component" to the FBD concept that is being used in prisons all over Texas. At Ramsey we're taking the typical Christian curriculum and adding meditation, ethics, and emotional intelligence classes to the mix. I am the only volunteer Buddhist chaplain on the unit so it would be a wonderful opportunity for others to get some teaching and program sponsorship experience. Contact me if interested.
Terry Conrad MA CVCA
Director, Project Clear Light
This is a thoughtful and important endeavor. I am wanting to check in and see how it is going with the contemplative practices and emotional intelligence classes.
Anything PDN can do to support you?
Carter - PDN Staff
Thanks for sharing this on PDN..the info of "FBD" is new to me. I live in NYC but correspond regularly with a prisoner in the Texas prison system..He is in the Wynne Unit in Huntsville. I have just coincidentally heard that the unit is making a weekly faith-based 'meeting' available to those in Administrative Segregation. I have no further details on that yet.
May your work be fruitful and without struggle there in Texas. Very important work..thank you.