AZC Prison Program

There are two programs currently available through AZC for dharma outreach to those who are incarcerated:

The Prison BuddhaPal Program is open to anyone who would like to spend an hour a month writing to someone behind bars.

The Prison Teaching Program is for those with a well-established practice who would like to go behind bars, meet with prisoners and guide their practice in meditation, Buddhism, Buddhist psychology, yoga, or other dharma-related practices.

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Dharma Talks


Kosho McCall, April 5, 2014,
"How Do I Cultivate the Way of the Buddhas?"

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Guest Practice

KesuInterested in either starting or deepening your Zen practice in a residential setting with others? Our Guest Practice program is a short term opportunity (one to four weeks) that includes meditation, study, work practice and discussions with other practitioners about Zen Buddhism.

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AJ Bunyard

Spring is one of our blessings—new beginnings, new life. But new life is a life not only of blossoms but of thorns and weeds. Life does not stay new; spring is inherently one part of a greater cycle of growing and dying. So we look deeper. What is spring when it neither comes nor goes?

Join the JustThis writers and artists in their examination of Spring.