Poetry from inside a state prison.
Author Archive | Incarcerated people
Complaining about our lot just leads to more confinement. An inmate talks about contentment.
A reflection on becoming more present, thankful, and mindful in the things we’re doing and experiencing right now rather than getting lost in daydreams.
An inmate reflects on taking inventory of the past, present, and future, and the importance of generating regret instead of wallowing in shame or guilt.
Due to government fear that he will re-offend, an incarcerated person is held under civil commitment. He writes of his frustration with the situation.
A former inmate describes how the Dharma helped him turn anger into compassion in regards to the people whom he blamed for his incarceration.
A television show on animal behavior brings insights into working with anger.
Learning to swallow our pride can help to create peace and clarity.
Inmates express their creativity and devotion to the Dharma through beautiful works of art.
If you are incarcerated, are you necessarily in a prison?