San Quentin Zen - The Buddhadharma Sangha

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San Quentin, CA 94974


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The Buddhadharma Sangha at San Quentin State Prison, founded in 1999
by Zen teacher Seido Lee deBarros, has been meeting every week for
over ten years. Like other Soto Zen Buddhist Sanghas, we practice
seated zazen meditation, walking kinhin meditation, ceremonies, Dharma
talks and discussions, and one-day sittings. We have also observed
various special events, including two Jukai lay-ordination ceremonies and
an inmate-led Shuso ceremony. The group has helped many inmates to
ground themselves in their inner freedom, and has brought inspiration to
the hundreds of volunteers who have participated over the years.

Affiliated Teachers:
Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler