Monthly Archives October 2012

FLEET MAULL – Director of The Prison Mindfulness Institute

READ TRICYCLE MAGAZINE Interview with Acharya Maull, “Prison Monk”Download PDF HERE Fleet Maull, a longtime student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founded Prison Dharma Network (now Prison Mindfulness Institute) in 1989 while serving a 14.5 year mandatory-minimum sentence for drug smuggling at a maximum security federal prison medical facility. He led a twice weekly meditation group in the prison chapel for 14 years (1985 – 1999). He also helped start the first inside prison hospice program and provided daily care to dying prisoners until his release. In 1991, he founded National Prison Hospice Association, launching a movement that now includes hospice
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SUJATHA BALIGA Director of the Restorative Justice Project

Sujatha Baliga, Director | Restorative Justice Project, Senior Program Specialist Sujatha Baliga’s work is characterized by an equal dedication to victims and persons accused of crime. The convergence of Sujatha’s interest in Tibetan ideals of justice and her work with women accused of killing their abusers drew her to law school and ultimately, criminal defense work. After several years as an appellate public defender in New Mexico and at the Office of the Appellate Defender in New York City, Sujatha relocated to California in 2006 to work on capital cases. In 2008, Sujatha was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship, which
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Restorative practices and bridgebuilding on an individual and community level…

with very special guest ANDREA BRENNEKE Read her TIKKUN Article, A Restorative Circle in The Wake of A Police Shooting Andrea Brenneke (J.D. Harvard Law School ʼ92, BA University of Washington, ʼ88) is a passionate advocate for justice and facilitator of individual and community healing and empowerment. She practices civil rights and employment law at MacDonald Hoague & Bayless in Seattle. A tenacious litigator and strategic negotiator, the results she obtains compensate her clients for violations of their legal rights and dignity and secure other types of injunctive relief and policy changes that make a lasting difference in society.
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