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  1. Freedom Beyond Bars

    30 inmates’ journey from being criminals to youth leaders Splashing the water on his face from the slow running tap, the breaking dawn rays pierces in his eyes, waking him up to the just-another day. He takes a bath, wears normal white clothes and a Gan ...
  2. Prison Smart, the Great Growth in Argentina

    About 6000 inmates have so far taken Art of Living programs this year About 6000 inmates have so far taken Art of Living programs this year Prison Directors call the Art of Living teachers requesting programs all the time Prison Directors call the Art o ...
  3. Yoga Behind Bars

    None of those prisoners who have done Sudarshan Kriya have come back to jail till date, shares Sadashiv Kamath, a prison program teacher, teaching actively in the Mangalore central jail. Regular courses, where the Sudarshan Kriya and other practical techn ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Prisoner rehabilitation in Taiwan

    Since 204, 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 ...
  10. The Art of Living Programs at The Dominican Republic's New Model Prisons

     The Art of Living Foundation has recently signed an agreement with the Dominican Republic’s National Penitentiary School, to conduct Stress Management And Rehabilitation Training (SMART) programs at 12 of its New Model Prison campuses. The New Model Pris ...
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