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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New Beginnings

Elizabeth Law

We are refining our online magazine, JustThis, to be an active, alive blog rather than a magazine which comes out in issues. That means we will post pieces as they come in and will encourage conversation and interaction between the readers and the writers.

As part of our changes we will use the Tuesday night Zen Writing group as the source of many of the postings. As well, we welcome other submissions for consideration.

Visit the JustThis writers and artists in their endeavors.