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A Different Approach

 
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Healing

Mindfulness, compassion, insight meditation,
trauma healing, individual counseling,
and movement therapy

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Empowerment

Advocacy, education,
connecting people to available resources,
and leadership development 

 

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Community

National sangha (community),
interfaith commitment, conflict resolution,
individual correspondence

 

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What We Do

 
 
 
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Dharma Friends Newsletter

A bimonthly newsletter sent to more than 3,000 individuals who are incarcerated in all 50 states and 4 other countries. This self-help, ecumenical newsletter is free to people in prison. 

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Meditation & Training

We offer free world meditation and training support for people interested in going into correctional facilities. 

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Resources

Most people in prison do not have access to the internet, but still have a tremendous need for information. We've pulled together resources lists to provide support for people who are incarcerated, and their families.

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Prison Classes

We develop and facilitate contemplative programs for correctional facilities, including meditationconflict resolution, yoga and movement, and a therapeutic healing intervention for children and youth called Letters from the Inside

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Our History

More than two decades ago, His Holiness the Dalai Lama charged a group of 50 western students to do prison outreach in the US. He saw the tremendous suffering and inequality in our prison system. Anna Cox was in the room that day, and Compassion Works for All is the manifestation of the Dalai Lama's vision. 

 
 
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