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Practices for Prison Project

PMP represents a diverse group of people who are volunteering in the prisons. What we have in common is a love of meditation and a desire to share the benefits of meditation with those who are incarcerated. We also use council, non-violent communication, and movement (yoga, tai-chi, chigong) practices. Here are some links to these practices.


Mindfulness Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh

Vipassna Meditation

Zen Meditation

Centering Prayer (Christian Meditation)


Way of Council (book by Zimmerman and Coyle)

Council Guidelines

Non-violent Communication

As practiced at Sweetwater Zen Center

How to practice NVC

Movement Practices

Chi Gong

Tai Chi