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June 2009: Imprisonment

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On Practice

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Prisoners of samsara
by Bodhipaksa

Over the years that Bodhipaksa has worked in prisons he's observed that some of the inmates he works with are among the freest people he knows. So if freedom can be attained even in prison, what is freedom, and how can we find it?

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cloudInside story
by Sarvananda

What makes a prisoner? Sarvananda, a prison Buddhist chaplain, has an inside view of life in jail; and he reflects that we are all prisoners of our mental states.

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cloudFreedom on the inside
by Suvarnaprabha

People behind bars are often open to change, as Suvarnaprabha discovers when teaching prisoners to meditate.

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Book/CD reviews

cover"Razor Wire Dharma" by Calvin Malone
by Sarvananda

For some inmates imprisonment offers an opportunity to reflect on the causes and conditions that have shaped their lives, and a powerful incentive to bring about personal change. Calvin Malone's first book, Razor Wire Dharma, elegantly and powerfully outlines the challenges and rewards of practicing behind bars.

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cover"Your Breathing Body" by Reginald A. Ray, Ph.D.
by Sunada

When Reginald Ray speaks of "touching enlightenment with the body", he isn't just saying that we can touch enlightenment with our bodies. What he really means is that there is no other way to do so. Sunada just finished her first pass through his 20-disc meditation CD series, Your Breathing Body, and gives it her ringing endorsement.

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cover"Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom You Were Born With" by Gaylon Ferguson
by Pam Dodd

A new book by Gaylon Ferguson argues that the biggest obstacle to natural wakefulness is the materialism that has us all in its grip, and that meditation and spiritual community are the antidotes. Pam Dodd is our guest reviewer.

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cover"Guilt" by Caroline Brazier
by Vajradevi

A leading Buddhist teacher writes about the knotty problem of guilt, but chooses to do so through a blend of fictional narrative, autobiography, and commentary. Vajradevi reveals all.

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Other articles

top tenTen most popular posts on Wildmind this year

Just to help you keep track of what's hot on Wildmind at the moment, we've put together this list of the ten blog posts that have received the most visitors this year. Enjoy!

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Meditation in the News: Top Five Stories of the Past Month

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Each month we bring you the media buzz on meditation.