I am working on a research project and would like to interview you for it. The focus is on the experience and motivations of Buddhist volunteers. Would you be interested? It would take about an hour and, given the distance (and my lack of a budget!) would have to be conducted by phone.
thank you for your answer
you are right, me too i do not know how lasting the effect on the prisoners, but i am very happy when they come again and again to the group. as toy said there is no reward for joinig.
when i tell them to try not to move during meditation in the first moment they want to move, i feel it is a realy good practice for them. one of the prisoners once told me that if there was no reaction he want be in jail. so it is realy good practice for them and me not to react immidiatly when yhe will to react appears.
i asked my question because i want to be sure that to practice meditation makes no harm to prisoners who use drugs. so i got your answer about that
thank you again
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How you are involved in Prison Dharma
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Currently serving prison sanghas at the WA state prison complex at Monroe and the county jail. Also corresponding with a number of prisoners across the country. Just recently appointed as Buddhist rep to the state Religious Services Advisory Committee.