Did you ever find yourself in a situation where circumstances and an inner stirring moved you to action in a way beyond your every day response?
I would be interested in hearing your story because that is in my opinion one way the dharma moves us beyond our conditioned responses.
Here is an example from the internet today of an unusual response by an inmate to a violent situation.
Added by John Douglas on April 30, 2011 at 11:21am — No Comments
Was released 4 years ago and have not returned to prison or old way of life that led to it. And I must thank Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha for this fact, and yes, PDN is included in these Three Gems. I have been blessed and received so much, spiritually, from the kindness of others, really, and now I have decided to do what I can to give and help others too. So I am doing all I know…Continue
Added by Stephen Conover on April 22, 2011 at 2:48pm — No Comments
People of Faith Against the Death Penalty and Amnesty International are circulating a petition to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles, urging them to commute the death sentence against Troy Davis. He is…Continue
Added by Carter (PDN Admin) on April 20, 2011 at 1:37pm — No Comments
Blog entry by Fleet Maull, PDN founder who led the April Bearing Witness Rwanda Retreat
Today was quite different than the preceding three days of visiting genocide memorial sites. This morning we visited a TIG prison farm and camp in the Bugesera district about an hour outside of Kigali. Faced with prosecuting and imprisoning hundreds of thousands of accused genocide…Continue
Added by Kate Crisp (PDN Director) on April 19, 2011 at 10:24am — No Comments
Gangaji shares a simple message. This is an invitation to simply be still, to shift your allegiance from the ativities of your mind to the eternal presence of your Being. Inspired by the teachings of the Hindu sage Sri Ramana Maharshi and her teacher, Sri H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji), Gangaji travels the world speaking to seekers from all walks of life. A teacher and author, she shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover…Continue
Added by chris on April 12, 2011 at 8:46pm — No Comments
Hi everyone, brand new here, glad to have you all out there as a resource. Here's an essay I wrote a year ago, that was picked up on Shambala Sun's "Mindful" ezine, "Room Without a View: Meditation for the Guys Inside." (I live for feedback!)
Over half of ex-cons who are released from prison will commit another crime and return within three years. Road to Return, narrated by Tim Robbins, is the story of a black ex-bank robber and a white college professor who unite to create the…Continue
Added by Carter (PDN Admin) on April 7, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments