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About Us

We are a group of volunteers serving prisons in the San Diego area. We started in the Donovan penetentiary when inmates involved in the Hand of Peace Program asked for more opportunities to practice mediation. We come from many different Buddhist, Christian and non-denominational traditions.


We are many inmates in Donovan and the detention center. The meditation program is conducted under the auspices of the Buddhist programming at Donovan but inmates join us who are Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim. All of these traditions see the value of meditation. We are a fully racially integrated program at Donovan.


We are also people who are being detained at the CCA detention Center. Many of the detainees find solace in Christian meditation.