I am interested in becoming a pen pal, but like the person below (Kathleen), I do not belong to any organized Buddhist group. I am hoping to speak with other pen pals before making my commitment. Any help you can offer will be appreciated
Thank you Melinda. I first got interested in the network after reading a piece by Fleet Maull. I am hesitant to volunteer as a Pen Pal because I really admire Buddhism but I do not know or participate in any Buddhist ritual. I think the work is absolutely fantastic which is why I have contributed for years. I don't know what I have to offer as a volunteer or penpal beyond love, respect, and an open ear.
I have already gotten set up on the pen pal program and am waiting to hear back from the inmate I wrote to. I actually had a question regarding the pen pal program. Once I have received correspondence from an inmate am I supposed to contact someone at PDN so they can take his name off the list so that other inmates have a better chance to find a pen pal?
I have a new keyboard and my spelling & typing seem strange. Anyhow, thanks for the welcome. I'll spend few days contemplting how I want to be involved & then I'll jump in! See you around. Lama Nigel.