Prison Outreach

Doshin meets with prison Sangha

Welcome to our “From Behind the Fence” page. Here we  feature art & writings of our prison sangha members and general information about what we do inside.

Dharma Pets City Pound by Jozan

Dharma Pets by Jozan

A Dharma Friend is always there for you! One never knows what this moment will bring (So be patient!) by Jozan  

An Homage of a Homely Heaven by Ryan L

I bow, in reverence, to nothing special  because it’s profound the depth of forever experienced right now a crooked smile an ocean of bliss nothing special (al -dee-dah) just this trusting the grace of invisible sunlight by embracing what is (an homage to a homely heaven) Author: Ryan L, but the words just fell out […]

Being One With Buddha

Dharma Pets created by Jozan Prison Ministry member

Dharma Cat Cartoon #5 by Jozan

Dharma Pets by Jozan #2

Dharma Pets by Jozan #1


A Poem by Horaku

Question and Answer I ask the Silent Self About myself The Answer Echoes back…. Everyone Else is Manifesting Everyone else… A simple answer From the Silent Self That knows and smiles…. I Am Love. Everything is Me without me Expressing itself As me… To be Everything and Nothing is to be the completeness that is…. […]

Gratitude from Inside

I received this letter a few days ago and I wanted to share it with our extended sangha. We just never know how our attempts to bring the dharma to incarcerated men and women will unfold, but I am convinced that our good intentions and consistent efforts do manifest in positive ways. Your continued support […]

Today It Came to Me ……..A Dharma Poem by Shoko

Today it came to me… that my enemy is my treasured friend. That when I look at “others” I see “myself” again. Today it came to me…. that I’ve been your lover in times of old and you’ve killed me once or twice, I’ve walked with you, talked with you, then taken my own life. […]

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Make a personal connection:
Become a prisoner pen pal. The cost is minimal ($.46) and the benefits are priceless!

Sew a Rakasu:
More of our prison sangha are asking to receive jukai. They cannot sew their own rakasus and need our assistance.
Contact if you can help with this work.

Volunteer to visit:
If you are interested, please contact Doshin Cantor Sensei ( for more information.

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