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Mission Statement

Buddhist Pathways is a California nonprofit corporation whose mission is to bring the core teachings of the historical Buddha of non-harming, meditation, and wisdom into prisons and jails as well as federal penal institutions. Through mindful awareness, incarcerated sangha members gain the wisdom that fosters durable self-transformation and insight into the inner conditions that led to incarceration.

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Buddhist Pathways is a California nonprofit corporation whose mission is to bring the core teachings of the historical Buddha of non-harming, meditation, and wisdom into prisons and jails as well as federal penal institutions.
Through mindful awareness, incarcerated sangha members gain the wisdom that fosters durable self-transformation and insight into the inner conditions that led to incarceration.
Currently there are 76 members, 55 of which are active volunteers and go into 20 prisons and 2 jails. Volunteers come from all walks of life. BP3 volunteers offer Buddhist services on a regular basis to people who are incarcerated and have requested instruction in meditation and the teachings of the Buddha. Volunteers represent all three major Buddhist traditions - Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana as well as a secular approach to Buddhist practice.

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