"Thank you, Susan, for this lovely post. The Inside Garden Program at San Quentin has a Garden in H-Unit. It's small, but lovely. 8 years ago, when the garden first got started, it was apparently the one place on the courtyard…"
January 14, 2013 at 7pm to January 31, 2013 at 9pm
With Fleet Maull January 14-31 Six Sessions, (Mondays & Thursdays for three weeks) Hope you can join us! Hours for the training are: 7-9pm Eastern 5-7pm Mountain Time 4-6pm Pacific This program is designed to train facilitators to deliver the Prison Dharma Network (PDN) Path of FreedomTM Program in inside prison program. Since mindfulness-awareness meditation practices are foundational to this program, all facilitators-in-training must have an established mindfulness-awareness meditation…See More
Tell us about yourself & your interest in prison dharma: (answer required) .
I aspire to assist others in their path of growth and healing, in being their highest selves. I see myself providing compassionate presence, accountability, a cheerleader when they need, a mentor and consultant when appropriate, helping to cultivate self-efficacy and resilience.
I recently started volunteering with the Insight Garden Program at San Quentin. My favorite question so far from the group is "what are we composting inside ourselves?" When weeding the garden outside, the focus includes weeding things from within us.
I would like to encourage awareness of the power of intent and the interconnection of all things in this universe - such that even if one were physically unable to leave prison, he/she can still have a beautiful influence on loved ones who live on the outside of the prison structure, by being at peace within and holding beautiful intent for others.
I am completing my Master's degree in Integrative Health Studies from California Institute of Integral Studies. I will graduate with a certification in Integrative Wellness Coaching, and a certification in Sound, Voice, Healing.
I envision a future career working with at-risk and incarcerated populations.
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