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Hello Dharma Friends,
We are moving right along with the Prison Project and are ready for round 2 of the packing party.
We will meet this Sunday from 12-2pm at:
Extra Space Storage
601 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94710
Berkeley, CA 94710
There will be water and snacks provided! Please RSVP, by Saturday at noon, so we have a head count of how many people are coming.
Thank you for all your help and support with this project. So far, we have shipped almost 150 boxes of Inquiring Mind Journals to prisons nationwide. This week, I have boxes going to Australia and Canada. If you can’t make it, please feel free to pass this along to other dharma friends. If you know someone who works in a prison who may be interested in receiving some back issues, please send them my way.
Deep Bows of Gratitude,
Here’s more about the project:
The Inquiring Mind http://www.inquiringmind.com, a Buddhist journal which has been published twice a year since 1983, would like to share its 17,000 back issues with prisoners through the Prison Dharma Network.
This journal was published with low overhead on newsprint and financed on donation by those who could afford it. After 31 years of service, its final issue will be in April 2015. Readers of Inquiring Mind include followers of many different Buddhist traditions and others interested in the philosophy and ideas of Buddhism. Born out of the Theravada Buddhist community of insight (vipassana) meditators, Inquiring Mind is highly regarded for excellent and thought-provoking interviews of Buddhist teachers such as Jack Kornfield, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Joanna Macy, as well as for art, poetry, stories and humorous essays.
Many prisoners have been the recipients of the journal over the years. In fact, prisoners have been Inquiring Mind’s most quickly growing population of readers. If you would be in interested in receiving a box of 25-30 back issues of Inquiring Mind for distribution to interested prisoners, please contact IM Prison Project: firstname.lastname@example.org.