Zen toolbox offers path to peace for prisoners

Seattle Post Intelligencer: Dow Gordon works for the Freedom Project, a Seattle nonprofit that helps prisoners change their lives. Using a Zen toolbox — meditation, mindfulness and nonviolent communication, Gordon helps society’s “throwaways” realize their potential inner wealth. The approach is making such a difference that top state administrators awarded Gordon the Volunteer of the Year award for his work at Monroe Correctional Complex. He’s one of the first — if not the first — ex-felon to receive that honor. Read more here.

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