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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
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
Taking a Shot at Meditation

Taking a Shot at Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Report from the Prison Mindfulness Institute article by Kate Crisp In a distant place, far, far away from the elegant world of Shambhala Centers, almond milk latte’s at Whole Foods, and lightning bugs by campfires, is the land of juvenile detention. Incomprehensible to most citizens, unless of course ... continue
Posted September 20, 2014 by
Meditation Intensive in Prison

Meditation Intensive in Prison – HIGHLIGHT

by Skylar Rickabaugh and Ted Fremd, Snake River Correctional Institution Week long meditation intensive inside Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) took place this summer. Within an environment of fear and aggression, a small percentage of the inmates chose to experience a space of listening, contemplating, and meditating. ... continue
Posted September 17, 2012 by


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