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The Human Kindness Foundation

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The Human Kindness Foundation

HKF’s Prison-Ashram Project sends free books to inmates all over the world. Books are about interfaith spirituality, and most of our materials were written by the late Bo Lozoff.The Human Kindness Foundation, founded by BO & SITA LOZOFF, is a non-profit organization which stresses a way of life based upon three common principles taught by the great sages of all religions: Simple living, a dedication to service, and a commitment to personal spiritual practice.

Each week, Human Kindness Foundation receives approximately 400 letters from prison and jail inmates. Staff and volunteers answer each letter by sending books, CDs, and personal notes. We also produce a newsletter three times per year, which anyone is welcome to receive. There are approximately 38,000 people currently on our mailing list. You can read back issues of the newsletter, many of which feature writing by Bo Lozoff.

Kindness Philosophy

In the midst of global crises such as pollution, wars and famine, kindness may be too easily dismissed as a “soft” issue, or a luxury to be addressed after the urgent problems are solved. But kindness is the greatest need in all those areas — kindness toward the environment, toward other nations, toward the needs of people who are suffering. Until we reflect basic kindness in everything we do, our political gestures will be fleeting and fragile.

We’re All Doing Time

Bo’s first book, We’re All Doing Time (available in paperback or ebook), with over 400,000 copies in print, was hailed by The Village Voice as “one of the ten books everyone in the world should read,” and is acclaimed by prison staff and prisoners alike as one of the most helpful books ever written for true self-improvement and rehabilitation.

Beloved founder and author Bo Lozoff died November 29, 2012, in a motorcycle accident.
Human Kindness Foundation continues to distribute his books and CDs.


“The cause of all our personal problems and nearly all the problems of the world can be summed up in a single sentence: Human life is very deep, and our modern dominant lifestyle is not.”Bo Lozoff

Human Kindness Foundation
PO Box 61619 Durham, NC 27715
Phone: (919) 383-5160