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All prison volunteers have access to our Resource Library. It includes various forms of movement that can be offered in the prison setting, a non-sectarian Buddhist service, how to discuss difficult topics such as crime and karma, some considerations on re-entry and much more. As courses and additional material is developed, it will be added to this section of our website.

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Helpful information for volunteers


Books We Recommend

  • How We Practice by Jeff Hardin (pdf)
  • Mother California by Ken Hartman
  • Razor Wire Dharma by Calvin Malone
  • Sitting Inside: Buddhist Practice in America’s Prisons by Kobai Scott Whitney
  • Dharma in Hell: The Prison Writings of Fleet Maul by Fleet Maul
  • The Issue at Hand by Gil Fronsdal (please email us for information on how to get a copy)
  • Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
  • When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron
  • Be Free Where You Are by Thich Nhat Hahn

DVDs and Organizations

Resources for Sangha Leads