A good collection of articles on bringing Buddhist teachings and mindfulness inside jails and prisons has been posted on Shambhala Sun’s Facebook Fan page.
Some of them include:
- Forced to Sit — Prisoner Scott Darnell shares his story of finding compassion on the inside.
- A Roshi on the Row — Kobutsu Malone takes Shodo Harada Roshi on an unprecedented visit to Arkansas’ death row, where two condemned men now practice Zen. One of them, Damien Echols — subject of the HBO documentary “Paradise Lost”— is believed by many to be innocent.
- A Taste of Freedom — “After more than thirteen years behind bars,” writes Fleet Maull, “a prisoner’s short, bittersweet experience of freedom is a reminder of his guru and the free, cheerful state of mind that is available at every moment.”