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 how to attend and complete the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program at Sati Center, which starts this Fall. Being homeless these years since my release has prompted me to help the homeless, and knowing there are Buddhists on the streets too, and knowing how beneficial it would be to have some community practice and outreach for homeless Buddhists, I intend to use what I learn from Chaplaincy Training to better serve the poor.