Comments on: Meditation in prisons https://www.wildmind.org Explore Meditation Online Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:07:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kerry Magee https://www.wildmind.org/applied/meditation-in-prisons/comment-page-1#comment-774876 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:32:43 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/meditation-in-prisons/#comment-774876 I clicked on this link and felt and overwhelming need to thank you for helping inmates & the great work you do. I myself have spent time in prison, during this time I believe as a person I started to flower through self awareness. If I was introduced to meditation whilst there I can only imagine the difference it would of made.
Keep up the excellent work & thank you xx

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By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/applied/meditation-in-prisons/comment-page-1#comment-768706 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:00:43 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/meditation-in-prisons/#comment-768706 In the prison I used to go to (where the group is still running, run by different people) the meditations are anapanasati and metta bhavana. But the meditations used in any given prison depend on who is leading the group.

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By: Max Zen https://www.wildmind.org/applied/meditation-in-prisons/comment-page-1#comment-768465 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 06:37:45 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/meditation-in-prisons/#comment-768465 What is the meditation method that is used?

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By: Anutos Barua https://www.wildmind.org/applied/meditation-in-prisons/comment-page-1#comment-469362 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:32:13 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/meditation-in-prisons/#comment-469362 I am a Buddhist Monk in Thailand, I practice Meditation everyday, I completed many meditation courses from several country, Sometimes i try to teach meditation at prison, but i don’t know how to manage them.

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By: Pat Blake https://www.wildmind.org/applied/meditation-in-prisons/comment-page-1#comment-236774 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:48:09 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/meditation-in-prisons/#comment-236774 My son is also in prison in South Dakota. He was instrumental is inviting the Minnesota Buddhist Vihara monks to come monthly to sit and preach the Dharma to inmates for the past two years. I am so proud of the work he is doing while inside the walls. The monks also doing Dharma talk and meditation for others on the outside who want to learn about the Middle path.
Keep up the great work!!

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By: Meditation in Prison https://www.wildmind.org/applied/meditation-in-prisons/comment-page-1#comment-82953 Wed, 24 Mar 2010 06:47:43 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/meditation-in-prisons/#comment-82953 […] Meditation in prisons in Concord, New Hampshire […]

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By: Andre Hurlburt https://www.wildmind.org/applied/meditation-in-prisons/comment-page-1#comment-82749 Sun, 14 Feb 2010 16:10:50 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/meditation-in-prisons/#comment-82749 I was so moved by the documentary film: The Dhamma Brothers that I enrolled in a 10-day Vipassana course. If these men could endure life in a maximum-security prison frought with violence and hopelessness…. then surely I could meditate for 10days. It was a personally transformative experience.
After reading the viewing the documentary and reading the companion book: Letters from the Dhamma Brothers when I returned home from the Vipassana course, I reached out to one of the Dhamma Brothers, Grady Bankhead.

Grady’s spiritual journey from death row to dharma – the path of enlightenment truly touched my heart. I reached out to Grady and over many months, my husband and I have become friends and supporters.
In order to give Grady a “voice” in the free world, I designed a web site that presents his life and spiritual journey. It is a testement to the divinity that is within us all. I am proud to call Grady my Dhamma Brother.
Please visit Grady at: https://vipassana-dhammabrother.com

Namaste,

Andre

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By: Rachael https://www.wildmind.org/applied/meditation-in-prisons/comment-page-1#comment-62558 Sun, 22 Feb 2009 00:26:26 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/meditation-in-prisons/#comment-62558 Thank you so much for this excellent work you are doing. It makes me feel so inspired and more appreciative of all the freedom I enjoy, that your organization works so hard to help prisoners.

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By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/applied/meditation-in-prisons/comment-page-1#comment-60091 Wed, 28 Jan 2009 00:23:34 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/meditation-in-prisons/#comment-60091 Thanks for your kind comment. Prison certainly can be hell-like, and it’s knowing how much I would dislike being in prison that inspires me to teach inmates.

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By: toni https://www.wildmind.org/applied/meditation-in-prisons/comment-page-1#comment-60089 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 23:28:15 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/meditation-in-prisons/#comment-60089 helping inmates is like throwing ropes in hell. blessed bodhisattvas. i admire your dedication to relieve the sufferings of sentient beings.

“Bodhisattvasya prajnaparamitam ashritya viharaty acittavaranah. Cittavarana-nastitvaad atrasto, viparyasatikranto nishtha-nirvanah.”

“Depending on the bodhisattva’s Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom, one dwells without any mental hindrance. Because of the absence of mental hindrance, one is fearless; freed from delusory thoughts, one will reach Nirvana.”

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