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 every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 and from 11am - 1pm on Saturdays.
CLICK HERE to visit the Shinzo website.
CLICK ON A BUTTON BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INSIDE DHARMA'S PROJECTS.
UPCOMING 2014 EVENTS:
(SPECIAL EVENT SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29TH At SHINZO. Rev. Shoken Winecoff presented the Dharma talk that day, followed by a vegetarian potluck. Visit the Shinzo Zen Meditation Center
and click here to listen to Shoken's talk. Nearly 40 people attended this special event on November 29, 2014)
DECEMBER 6 - 7 - 8, 2014
11am - 8pm each day
DROP-IN ROHATSU SESSHIN
CLICK HERE for more information and the complete schedule.
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.
On October 11, 2014 Inside Dharma lost a dear friend and founding board member. CLICK HERE to visit our remembrance page for VICTORIA FORTNER.
Below is a video of Victoria explaining some of the healing practices of her Native American Shawnee tradition.