INSIDE DHARMA is a non-profit outreach organization dedicated to offering teachings, support and encouragement to incarcerated and recently released individuals in a manner consistent with Buddhist principles. Inside Dharma also engages in special projects serving the homeless community, which includes many ex-offenders.
The organization sponsors SHINZO ZEN MEDITATION CENTER where ex-offenders may join with members of the St. Louis community to continue the meditation practices they learned in prison, and receive support in their efforts to re-enter society after incarceration. Both organizations operate from a former elementary school in University City.
Join us for meditation and discussions:
Thursday evenings starting at 6:30,
Saturdays from 11am - 1pm
Sundays starting at 10am
(Check the Shinzo website for changes to the schedule and more information.)
VISIT OUR PROJECTS PAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INSIDE DHARMA'S WORK.
FUNDRAISER DINNER & SILENT AUCTION
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2017|
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ESSENTIAL BUDDHIST TEACHINGS, A publication by Inside Dharma, is being distributed to prison inmates
who have shown an interest in Buddhism and is for sale on Amazon.
LAUGHING BEAR BAKERY. Click Here for more information on how the bakery is providing
training and jobs to ex-offenders.
START HERE ST. LOUIS AREA RESOURCE DIRECTORY: www.startherestl.org
This 56-page directory was originally meant for individuals being released from prison and returning to the St. Louis area. Over 45,000 copies have been distributed since 2009 to clinics, libraries, shelters, food pantries, prisons, parole offices, and more.
CLICK HERE for a list of items that would assist us in assisting others. To make a donation,send an email to email@example.com or call 314-254-3243 to arrange for pickup or delivery.
And THANK YOU!
Visit our NEWS AND EVENTS PAGE to read a letter on the topic of Juvenile Life Without Parole, written by one of our Sangha members, inmate Scott Darnell and a tribute to Inside Dharma by Lewis Reed, president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen