I have just started corresponding with an inmate (through PDN). We've had only a couple of letters back and forth. So far the content has been pretty much strictly on dharma. I'm new to this and…Continue
"I think that all people have different or varying needs and interests. I can share with a pen pal in Cambodia or one in prison. I guess we all have to look at our intentions in all things and understand what the intentions of those that we…"
"Hi Cynthia -- nice to "meet" you.
From other discussions on this forum I think you'll find that there is no one way people approach this issue. It depends on your own personal boundaries -- what you feel comfortable sharing,…"
I have just started corresponding with an inmate (through PDN). We've had only a couple of letters back and forth. So far the content has been pretty much strictly on dharma. I'm new to this and I'm wondering how much it is or isn't wise for me to share personal information about myself (about my life, family, work, etc.). Anyone have any thoughts and/or experience with this? Thanks. Metta, CynthiaSee More
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I became interested in prison dharma originally several years ago when I saw a notice in a BPF newsletter from an inmate requesting correspondence support. I corresponded with him for several years until he was released and we lost touch. Also for several years I was part of a group that offers Buddhist meditation services in Folsom State Prison, which was quite an inspiring experience. I've been practicing Vipassana meditation for over 20 years.
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