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

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...