Prison Mindfulness Summit 2022

Prison Mindfulness Summit 2022

The Prison Mindfulness Summit features many speakers from various backgrounds discussing how they have assisted people in prison with transforming their lives through mindfulness-based and other contemplative practices.

There will also be presentation about mindfulness-based programing for correctional officers, probation & parole officers, and other public safety professionals.

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What You'll Learn During the 2022 Prison Mindfulness Summit

Join a truly extraordinary group of 30+ of the most prominent pioneers, innovators, researchers, and thought leaders in the Prison Mindfulness field for an event like no other.

Together, they are creating a Community for volunteers and professionals in the movement, sharing strategies and best practices, and bringing positive change and transformation for our criminal justice and public safety systems and all those impacted by them.

You'll learn learn about current developments, strategies, and best practices for offering mindfulness meditation, yoga, and other contemplative practices to incarcerated and returning adults & youths as well as public safety professionals.

Prison Mindfulness Summit Session Topics

  • Learn about the current landscape of mindfulness-based programs in prisons and jails, including Dharma-based, secular mindfulness-based and yoga-based programs
  • How the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted prison programs and volunteering and new possibilities emerging post-pandemic
  • Best practices and effective strategies for offering mindfulness-based programs for incarcerated men, women, and youth with experienced teachers, volunteers, program developers, and movement leaders and innovators
  • Learn about innovative programs integrating mindfulness, emotional intelligence and community
  • How new developments in the delivery of prison and jail education, like secure computer tablets, may impact the prison mindfulness movement
  • Learn from former prisoners now facilitating mindfulness-based programs in prisons and jails
  • Best practices and strategies for offering mindfulness-based programs to correctional officers, probation & parole officers, sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement and public safety professionals
  • Emerging possibilities for the future of mindfulness-based programs for incarcerated and returning citizens and the public safety professionals who work in our prisons and jails
  • How to maintain program integrity and impact in mindfulness-based programs in prisons
  • The harm punitive incarceration causes for the incarcerated, the staff, and all of their families
  • Working with the body to discharge unresolved trauma
  • Unpacking privilege, biases, and blind spots
  • Working with those serving life sentences and those who are resistant to meditative practices
  • How to do this work in a culturally sensitive and authentic manner

Prison Mindfulness Summit Speaker List

  • Sita Lozoff & Erin Parish: Human Kindness Foundation
  • Roshi Fleet Maull, PhD, founder of Prison Mindfulness Institute
  • Venerable Robina Courtin: Buddhist teacher, prison Dharma teacher
  • Michael Yellow Bird, Ph.D.: Mindfulness & Indigenous Nations
  • Venerable Thubten Chodron: Buddhist & prison dharma teacher and author
  • Ven. De Hong: Engaged Buddhist Alliance
  • Ven. Kalen McAllister, founder of Laughing Bear Bakery
  • Sam Himelstein, Ph.D ,researcher, founder Center for Adolescent Studies
  • Vita Pires, Executive Director of Prison Mindfulness Institute
  • Bill Brown, Executive Director of Prison Yoga Project
  • Leslie Booker: Buddhist + Mindful Movement Teacher and Writer
  • Dave Smith: Dharma teacher, addiction & recovery specialist
  • Michael Christie: prison chaplain, certified mindfulness teacher
  • Carmen Alonso: Wisconsin prison programs facilitator
  • Marshall Lane: former prisoner, author of From Prison to Prosperity
  • Gail Jackson: former corrections officer & certified mindfulness teacher
  • Jared Seide: founder of Center for Council, council circles in prisons
  • Lama Justin von Bujdoss: Buddhist chaplain at ?Rikers Island
  • Trime Persinger: Oregon DOC chaplain
  • Liz Richardson: Actor and Playwright, author of Unconfined
  • Micah Anderson: Mind Body Awareness Project
  • Martine Batchelor: Buddhist author & teacher
  • Chia-Ti Chiu: Lineage Project

Who Is the Prison Mindfulness Summit For?

The Prison Mindfulness Summit is for:

  • Everyone interested in the Prison Dharma, Mindfulness & Yoga movement
  • Volunteers and professionals delivering programs for at-risk, incarcerated and returning citizens
  • Public safety professionals
  • Organizers, leaders and staff of organizations and projects delivering and supporting these programs

Mission of the Prison Mindfulness Summit

To reinvigorate the Prison Mindfulness/Yoga movement post-Pandemic, Create Community for volunteers and professionals in the movement, share strategies and best practices, and bring positive change and transformation for our criminal justice and public safety systems and all those impacted by them.

To give voice to the diverse practitioners and researchers contributing to the development of this movement as well as incarcerated and returning practitioners.

Free Gifts for Prison Mindfulness Summit Attendees

When you register, you'll get lifetime access to talks from three previous mindfulness summits.

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🌟 Even if you can’t attend live… 🌟

Register now because you'll be able to listen to the recordings for 48 hours after each session.

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Oct 26 - 30 2022


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 26 - 30 2022
  • Time: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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