Prison Program

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  1. Sultan of Swings Settles Deep Within

    Its 3 o clock in the afternoon. He had been planning and waiting for this day since almost three weeks. He ran the plan carefully in his mind. "finish the dishes...press his 'seth's' feet till he falls into his afternoon nap...leave th ...
  2. Love In The Life Of A Criminal

    Unfathomable are the ways of Love! With love comes compassion, belongingness. Love has no border, it sees no color, it doesn’t differentiate, it embraces all. Even the toughest of criminals, when shown compassion, bow down with folded hands and surrender ...
  3. Once A Jail Now An Ashram

    ‘Violence ends where love begins’  -Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji The village of Senari in Bihar, is infamous for frequent massacres by the Naxalites (Ranveer Sena, Communist Party of India (ML), People’s War Group, and Mala, are some of the Naxal outfits that a ...
  4. Smiling Uniforms

    It is rare to see a smiling, calm and an energetic policeman (women included) on the streets of India. But, for the citizens of the far northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, this won’t be a rare scenario.  Being a policeman, is not an easy job. There a ...
  5. The Real Shawshank Redemption

    By Tomislav Huha Tomislav Huha, a volunteer with The Art of Living, shares his experience of assisting a Prison Smart program in Croatia: A few months ago I started assisting the Prison Smart program. We have had four courses this year so far (there mig ...
  6. The gift of a yoga mat

    Meditation helped the inmates sleep better and feel calmer Pila Cama, Art of Living teacher, with the Prison course participants At the outset of a prisoner rehabilitation course in Peru’s Piedras Gordas Prison, the prisoners were given a gift: a yoga m ...
  7. Women Inmates

    Prison SMART Program If people get sick, we bring them to the hospital and give them the right medicines so that they get better. If people’s behavior is sick, we bring them to the prison, but we forget the medicines.”   – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar The Mission ...
  8. Advanced Course for Prisoners in Argentina

    Rediscover the joy of Being Rediscover the joy of Being Advance Courses in Prison Advance Courses in Prison For a Violence-Free Society For a Violence-Free Society Maximum security takes on new meaning as prisons go from violence to peace in Argentina “I ...
  9. Wedding bells in a Belgian prison

    After a life-altering Prison SMART workshop, trials, tribulations and bombardment of affection, Marco gets married. Love stories are always heart-warming to hear. Especially, when love comes your way when you least expect it and yet need it the most. Marc ...
  10. Prisoner rehabilitation in Taiwan

    Since 2004, The Art of Living’s Prison Smart Program has found its roots in five correctional facilities of Taiwan as a way of rehabilitating the inmates. The Tucheng Detention Center offers a five-day course each month with an average of 60 participants ...
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