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BP3 Mission

Buddhist Pathways Prison Project is a California nonprofit corporation, comprised mostly of volunteers, whose mission is to bring the core teachings of the historical Buddha of non-harming, meditation, and wisdom into prisons and jails as well as federal penal institutions.

Through mindful awareness, incarcerated sangha (community) members gain the wisdom that fosters durable self-transformation and insight into the inner conditions that led to incarceration.

We Deeply Appreciate Your Donation!

Donations help pay for senior dharma teachers to offer special daylongs to people inside, mileage reimbursement for our regular volunteers, meditation supplies, books and all costs associated with leading Buddhist groups and daylong retreats in the jails and prisons of California. One hundred percent of your donation goes towards our supplies and the costs of offering our programs.




Great news, I completed my parole… Still going to college, made honor roll, working and meditating, life sure is good… With all my dearest heartfelt respect, I thank you for helping me on the right path to total freedom from the inside out.

Former BP3 Participant at CSP-Solano

Prison has always been a noisy place. So, discovering a place of peace and calm, within the prison, was food to my soul. I’d never meditated before, and it turned out to be something other than what I assumed. In my quest for grounding and finding my spiritual center, meditation was the answer.

BP3 Participant at CSP-SAC

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