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where can a prisoner write for resources

Post by salayatananirodha » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:26 am

i'm responding to another letter for the prison outreach program i'm volunteering for, and the person is apparently buddhist and looking for resources
i'll include their letter here
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i took longer than i wanted to respond to this because i was uncertain what i could or should send; i was excited to respond but i didn't feel like i could get enough into a few pages and didnt want them to have waste stamps trying to respond for more information -- i would like pen pals tho
currently i know of wat metta (thanissaro bhikkhu's monastery), abhayagiri, and corporate body of the buddha (but they take like four months)
i just dont know what all to say but i'm happy to say something
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


links:
https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/index.htm
http://thaiforestwisdom.org/canonical-texts/
http://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-conte ... _Heart.pdf
https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html

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Re: where can a prisoner write for resources

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:22 am

Greetings,

In which country (or city, if that can be disclosed) does this person reside?

Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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Re: where can a prisoner write for resources

Post by DNS » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:28 am

Very good organization:
https://www.prisonmindfulness.org/

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Re: where can a prisoner write for resources

Post by salayatananirodha » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:30 pm

retrofuturist wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:22 am
Greetings,

In which country (or city, if that can be disclosed) does this person reside?

Metta,
Paul. :)
Monroe, WA
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


links:
https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/index.htm
http://thaiforestwisdom.org/canonical-texts/
http://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-conte ... _Heart.pdf
https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html

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Re: where can a prisoner write for resources

Post by sunnat » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:05 pm

try the dhamma brothers

http://dhammabrothers.com



https://m.youtube.com/user/DhammaBrothers


edit add : doing time in india


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Re: where can a prisoner write for resources

Post by santa100 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:14 pm

Also check out Chuang Yen monastery's Prisoner Correspondence Course Program

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Re: where can a prisoner write for resources

Post by Caodemarte » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:08 pm

A directory of many such programs broken down by US state is https://www.prisonmindfulness.org/proje ... directory/
Many such programs do work across several states.

Also try:
Prison Dharma Network
11 South Angell St. #303
Providence RI 02906

Zen Mountain Monastery, NBPS
P.O. Box 197, Mt. Tremper, NY 12457

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