Whether we found the practice because of singular traumatic events or an ever-present sense of existential dread, a sense of urgency is what likely inspired us to practice in the first place.
The Buddha also teaches us that we can find refuge in a dangerous world. What does it mean to find safety despite the inevitability of danger? What are the conditions for refuge?
Prison Mindfulness Summit: useful approaches to volunteering in prison, pitfalls that facilitators might encounter in incarcerated settings, and what makes for safe prison sanghas.
One way we can train our hearts is by practicing metta, which is often translated as lovingkindness. The word also carries with it ideas of benevolence, friendliness, and care for others.
When the Buddha taught the four foundations of mindfulness, part of the way he instructed students to be mindful of the body was through the lens of the four elements: earth,…
The story of Matthew’s arrest and near-miss with life in prison has been the subject of numerous podcasts, but in this session, we’ll be talking to him about how the Dharma has shaped his life.
Vesak is a traditional Buddhist holiday and festival, usually celebrated in late spring or early summer. The holiday celebrates, in total, the birth, life, awakening, and death of the Buddha.…
If my prison story isn’t in service to something transformative, I am not interested in sharing it. Mine is a path of transformation and of love.