Posts Tagged ‘prison dharma’

Meditation in Prisons :: BPF Meeting :: Dec 7

November 18, 2009

image - BPF Logo - Small … link to vancouverbpf.wordpress.com/about/
Meditation in Prisons: a follow-up discussion with Bridget MacKenzie and others involved in bringing meditation practice into BC prisons

Monday, Dec 7 :: 7:00–9:00pm
Mt Pleasant Neighbourhood House
800 East Broadway, Vancouver

Please join us to find out more about Vancouver BPF and to connect with others interested in contemporary social issues and action. The meeting will open with a short meditation followed by introductions and discussion.

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The Dhamma Brothers: Meditation in Prison

October 10, 2009

a documentary based on personal transformation in prisons, where eastern philosophy and meditation are not widely practiced

Am Johal [context] will moderate a panel discussion on it with:

Gabor Maté – physician, writer, author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction [bio]
Alison Granger Brown – recreation therapist at the Fraser Valley Institution
Anila Ann McNeil – Tibetan Buddhist nun and prison chaplain for Fraser Valley federal prisons
Bridget MacKenzie – prison chaplain for Fraser Valley federal prisons

image - from the movie - The Dhamma Brothers

Monday, 16 November 2009
Doors open at 6:15pm … film 7:00pm … panel 8:30pm
Location: Langara College 100 West 49th Avenue – Newberry Hall (Room A130)

Admission by donation BUT RSVP to reserve a place;
no one will be turned away due to lack of funds;
all money raised will go to prison support groups: to Freedom Project Canada and to Women in2 Healing;
RSVP – Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment below

***Note the six paragraphs on The Dhamma Brothers in this recent prison dharma article.

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Noah Levine in Vancouver :: October 2–4

September 19, 2009

image - Against the Stream - from www.dharmapunx.com … link to www.dharmapunx.comNoah Levine is a Buddhist teacher, counselor and author (Dharma Punx, Against the Stream). He is trained to teach by Jack Kornfield of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. He teaches meditation classes, workshops and retreats nationally as well as leading groups in juvenile halls and prisons. Noah holds a masters degree in counseling psychology from CIIS. He has studied with many prominent teachers in both the Theravadan and Mahayanan Buddhist traditions.

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The Dhamma Brothers :: Thursday, August 6

July 13, 2009

image - from the movie - The Dhamma Brothers

Many thanks to Awake in Action, hosts for this screening of The Dhamma Brothers on Thursday, August 6. Doors open at 5:45pm, program starts at 6:00pm. By donation. [details]

Video Links and Tom Lacey Editorial: Directions

December 23, 2008

image - BPF banner - from BPF Tampa Bay

Great editorial by Tom Lacey and video links sidebar from BPF Tampa Bay. Videos of Robina Courtin, Thich Nhat Hanh, The Dalai Lama, Philippe Goldin, Matthieu Ricard, . . . [editorial and sidebar]

Dharma in Prison: Documentary • Feb 21

February 9, 2008

image - Meditation - from www.karunafilms.comDoing Time, Doing Vipassana
introduced by
Alison Granger Brown

Thursday, Feb 21, 7:00–9:00pm

Rhizome Café

[poster]

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Prison Volunteer Training: Portland 1/11-13

January 5, 2008

image-shambhala-sun-link-to-seattle.shambhala.org[suggested by Lisa]
The Initial Volunteer Training conducted by the Shambhala Prison Community serves as a mirror for individuals potentially interested in prison work. [details]