Buddha Day at Coyote Ridge

Buddha Day at Coyote Ridge

Venerable Jigme reflects on how sincere practice can have positive results in any environment: May 9th was the annual Buddha Day celebration at Coyote Ridge Correctional Center. Coyote Ridge is a medium security prison located in Connell, WA about 2 ¾ hours from the...
Bringing Compassion to the Prison System

Bringing Compassion to the Prison System

by Ven. Thubten Semkye The Dalai Lama’s message of tolerance, personal responsibility, and charity has provided a unifying commonality for a group of folks in Spokane who have formed an organization called Friends of Compassion. The central question arose: “How...
The Choices We Make

The Choices We Make

Transforming every situation we face into the path of practice is one of the key teachings of the Buddha. However, very few of us have the opportunity to do this work with a death row inmate in his last few weeks of life. In October, Venerable Thubten Jampel from...
Sravasti Abbey Prison Outreach 2009

Sravasti Abbey Prison Outreach 2009

by Jack Weinberg Ven. Chodron began working with inmates in 1997 when an inmate wrote a letter to Dharma Friendship Foundation, the Dharma center where she taught, and requested information about Buddhism. Since then the project has expanded. Jack in Boise has handled...
The Practice of Forest Stewardship

The Practice of Forest Stewardship

As Dharma practitioners, we aspire to Buddhahood by developing the wish to benefit all living beings. Forest stewardship is a great example of how we can integrate that great aspiration into our daily lives. The forest is the home of countless living beings, many of...