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.
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.
Matthew Hahn has been many things in his lifetime. A career criminal and drug addict, a selfless man of courage, a convict, a devout Buddhist, a recovered drug addict, and a loving husband and friend.
My response to suicidal ideation was that there must’ve been something severely wrong with me. That I was broken.
My grief was none other than love that I didn’t want to feel. Love that was so great it felt too dangerous to allow out.
We begin to question certainty in anything, understanding that certainty moves a person down the continuum toward violence.