Greetings, All: I am working with a number of long-term inmates and practitioners in a California prison and one of them is interested in ordaining as a prison monk/priest. The only precedent I am familiar with is Fleet's ordination while in a Federal Prison. Does anyone have any experience in this area that you can share?
The inclusion on non-inclusion of former inmates has become a really hot and contested issue in our Sangha, especially those with sex offense backgrounds. We're slowly working through the issue and I'm wondering what other sanghas do. If you have some experience or insight into the issue, please let me know.Gary Koan JankaSee More