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This Prison Is Crying

This Prison Is Crying – HIGHLIGHT

We hear from Jampa Pawo and friend Norma Harris about his life as a prison inmate and as a Shambhala Warrior by Jampa Pawo and Norma Harris It is now many weeks ago that Jampa Pawo, the inmate I’ve been writing about on death row, told me that ... continue
Posted November 6, 2018 by CGH
Shambhala Trust in Boston

Shambhala Trust in Boston – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Trust Provides Funds for Four Projects at Spring 2017 Meeting by Greg Lubkin On the weekend of April 29 – May 1, 2017, the Shambhala Trust held its semi-annual meeting at the Boston Shambhala Centre.  For those not familiar with the Trust, it is a group of ... continue
Posted July 22, 2017 by CGH
Prison Retreat

Prison Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

A week-long Shambhala meditation intensive takes place in a prison setting The Snake River Shambhala Meditation Group is the only entity within Shambhala that functions entirely inside a prison—the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Oregon. This medium-security facility is the largest prison in Oregon (25 acres ... continue
Posted November 16, 2016 by Trime
Dharma Behind Bars

Dharma Behind Bars – HIGHLIGHT

Offering meditation practice in the Cook County Jail by Keith Spielfogel On Monday mornings I drive to a place many might consider to be the most depressing complex of buildings in Chicago: Cook County Jail. It is home to the largest jail in the United States, housing approximately ... continue
Posted September 9, 2016 by CGH
A Vigil for Jampa Pawo

A Vigil for Jampa Pawo – HIGHLIGHT

A letter about Jampa Pawo, addressed to the Shambhala Sangha  from Norma Harris It is all but certain, though not certain, that Jampa Pawo, a member of the Atlanta Shambhala Sangha, will be executed on Wednesday, April 27th. We will not know if clemency will be granted until ... continue
Posted April 20, 2016 by CGH
Tours on Death Row

Tours on Death Row – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalian Jampa Pawo writes to us from prison, sharing the experience of visits by prison tour groups by Jampa Pawo Dear Shambhala Brothers and Sisters, Here on death row, we are frequently visited by tour groups. These tour groups usually visit the prison once a week, sometimes they come ... continue
Posted April 18, 2016 by CGH
Windhorse Poem from Jampa Pawo

Windhorse Poem from Jampa Pawo – HIGHLIGHT

Kyango Karkar: The Windhorse Song poem and drawing by Jampa Pawo 2.28.16 To Kyango Karkar, the supreme windhorse, I offer this praise and invocation. Blessed by the smoke of juniper incense, Appear and grant us your inspiration! Your eyes beam a rainbow of five colors. Your perky ears resemble Bodhi leaves. Your pink tongue shines ... continue
Posted April 16, 2016 by CGH
Transformation is Possible

Transformation is Possible – HIGHLIGHT

With his execution date now set for April 27, practitioner Jampa Pawo sends this letter to his brothers and sisters in Shambhala by Jampa Pawo Painting by Jampa Pawo Hello! My name is Jampa Pawo. I am 37 years old and have been incarcerated for eighteen years for the ... continue
Posted April 4, 2016 by CGH
Sacred Nature at Snake River

Sacred Nature at Snake River – HIGHLIGHT

Connecting with nature from inside brings a moment of direct awareness by Steven Bulleit As soon as I walked through the door, I could tell this evening was going to be different. The Rigden group, as we had begun to be called, gathered in the prison chapel for our ... continue
Posted February 6, 2016 by CGH
Finding Freedom Inside

Finding Freedom Inside – HIGHLIGHT

Being with Jampa Pawo by Norma Harris Buddha image by Jampa Pawo Last year Atlanta Shambhala received an email from Les Ste. Marie at Gampo Abbey. He was passing on a request from a man on death row in Georgia who had been meditating and studying Buddhism. His wish ... continue
Posted November 12, 2015 by CGH
Bringing the Shambhala Principle to Prison: Part 2

Bringing the Shambhala Principle to Prison: Part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

The Prison Outreach Affinity Circle was started by Trime Persinger in 2013. On March 10, 2014, a conversation was hosted by Richard Reoch and Adela Sandness The conversation was recorded and transcribed following which the transcript was edited and divided into three parts. Following is Part Two ... continue
Posted May 27, 2015 by Dan
Bringing the Shambhala Principle to Prison

Bringing the Shambhala Principle to Prison – HIGHLIGHT

The Prison Outreach Affinity Circle was started by Trime Persinger in 2013. The group had its first conference call in September of that year. Our main focus is to explore how our work in corrections is benefited by applying the Shambhala Principle to it. One benefit we felt was the ... continue
Posted May 1, 2015 by Dan
Basic Goodness Behind Bars

Basic Goodness Behind Bars – HIGHLIGHT

by Skylar Rickabaugh and Ted Fremd who both help Trime Persinger, the Buddhist Chaplain in the Snake River Correctional Institution in Eastern Oregon. This story is about Sunday morning of the Lineage Festival weekend and the experience of the vow ceremony occurring totally within a prison ... continue
Posted November 10, 2011 by
Miksang with Incarcerated Youth

Miksang with Incarcerated Youth – HIGHLIGHT

Jake Lorfing describes his adventures and shares photos from teaching contemplative photography to teenagers. We didn’t know what to expect entering the Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center to meet the eight girls, ages 14-17, who had signed up for a weekly Miksang Photography class. Four volunteers ... continue
Posted February 14, 2011 by
Prison Dharma Network Celebrates 20 Years of Service!

Prison Dharma Network Celebrates 20 Years of Service! – HIGHLIGHT

Prison Dharma Network (PDN) is a contemplative support network that provides prisoners, and those who work with them, with effective contemplative tools for self-transformation and rehabilitation. The PDN network now includes over 75 member organizations and prison dharma groups of various faiths and over 2,500 individual ... continue
Posted June 8, 2009 by


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