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Prison-related

Deep & Simple by Bo Lozoff (ebook edition)

We’re All Doing Time by Bo Lozoff (ebook edition)

Sacred Gates: A Prison Volunteer Guidebook for bringing mindfulness into prisons. Written by our board member Chris Canfield.

Prison Phoenix Trust Our sister organization in the United Kingdom. They do beautiful work spreading meditation and yoga throughout the British prison system.

Prison Mindfulness Institute (formerlyPrison Dharma Network): A nonsectarian, contemplative support organization for prisoners and prison dharma volunteers.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums A wonderful organization working to reform unfair sentencing laws.

Project Return A group that works with inmates and ex-inmates, using education, skills training, counseling and other programs to try and reduce the recidivism rate.

Our Prison Neighbors An organization dedicated to bringing more volunteer programs to Massachusetts prisons.

The Engaged Zen Foundation A great Buddhist prison ministry.

Prison Activist Resource Center Provides support and assistance to groups and individuals working to reform the prison system.

Lionheart offers the book Houses of Healing, part of the National Emotional Literacy Project for Prisoners.

Other links of interest

Safe Passage A wonderful project working with kids who live in the Guatmala City garbage dump. Josh Lozoff has spent time volunteering there. Read an account of Josh’s experience with Safe Passage.

Global Volunteer Network A great organization that offers volunteer opportunities in community projects throughout the world.

Zen Peacemakers Community A global society working for social transformation and practicing Socially Engaged Buddhism.

Neem Karoli Baba Ashram Bo’s & Sita’s guru.

HeroicStories A little good news for a change.

Friends of Peace Pilgrim A little-known, and very inspirational American saint.