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.
A SPECIAL EVENT WAS HELD 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)
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.