“Prison” Tag

Prison News

From eastern Oregon, comes this news from Mugaku, who works with two prison groups there, Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) in Umatilla, and Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) in Pendleton. Mugaku is wearing an orange shirt in these pictures. Hi everybody, this is the first picture of our TRCI group I have ever seen. All […]

Eastern Oregon Prison Groups Fired Up

On the weekend of April 20-22, Genko and Guy traveled to eastern Oregon to assist Joe Mugaku Engum in retreats and Jukai ceremonies for the two prison groups he serves: Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) in Pendleton, and Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) in Umatilla. Genko met with all 13 Preceptees (5 at TRCI and […]

Prison Conversation II

A few years ago Kyogen and Getsushin led a conversation about our prison program as a Dharma Talk. It’s time for an update, as the program has been growing through significant changes since then. It is a program that operates largely unseen by most of the sangha other than those volunteers directly involved with it. […]

Letter from Prison Inmate

This letter came January 15, 2014, addressed to the Dharma Rain Sangha. I’m not certain who to address this letter to, but currently I’m serving the last 9 months of a 40-month prison term for robbery in the third degree. I spent the last 13 months at Oregon State Penitentiary where I became a regular […]