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Author: Jacoby Ballard

Teaching Buddhism Inside Prison – Part I: Compassion

Jacoby Ballard will share three articles in the month of March about his work teaching Buddhism inside prisons in New York. Read Part I here…   The Importance of Compassion Towards Inmates “I think that if I’m not right internally with my own suffering, then I can’t genuinely share...

Teaching Buddhism Inside Prison – Part III: Truthfulness

Mr. B captured my attention from the first class. Rather than set ‘rules of conduct’ or ‘guidelines’ for the classroom, I utilized the Buddha’s recommended precepts for lay people, which include not harming another living being, not taking what is not rightfully given, not creating...