Mindfulness Practice in Prison
by Gary Allen
Mindfulness practice is an ancient tool for calming mental anguish and anxiety. It’s an effective way to investigate the roots of confusion and unravel the causes of suffering. Mindfulness gives us access to inner resources of sanity and goodness, helping us to cultivate peacefulness and clarity of body and mind. The Mindfulness Peace Project has taught mindfulness practice to inmates in prisons throughout the United States for many years, and this book condenses much of what it has to offer in an easily readable, accessible form.
Discovering Sanity: Mindfulness Practice in Prison is an adaptation of the Discovering Sanity book we put out for solitary confinement. It contains the same detailed presentation on how to develop a sitting meditation practice, deal with difficult psychological states and emotions, and apply mindfulness throughout the day, but it’s aimed more toward the experience of general population and has some additional material this way. Discovering Sanity presents meditation without religiosity and foreign vocabulary, aimed at teaching incarcerated inmates in a simple, direct way how to find a healthy, peaceful mind in themselves within the hard circumstance of prison.
Click here to view the Table of Contents for the book: Discovering Sanity (Prison) – Table of Contents
Click here to read an excerpt from the book: Why Mindfulness?—The Power of the Present
GARY ALLEN is the Co-Executive Director of the Mindfulness Peace Project. He has practiced meditation for forty-five years. He’s taught public meditation programs around the United States, in Canada, and in South Korea. He’s been teaching meditation to prison inmates since 1990.
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