January 28, 2020
7:00 pm
Center for Faith and Vocation

Religion Seminar Series: Dharma in Hell: Buddhist Mindfulness in Prisions

From the office to the hospital room, the benefits of mindfulness have been scientifically proven.  In this session, we learn about various efforts to improve the lives of inmates through the practice of meditation.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Fleet Maull, CMT-P, is an author, certified mindfulness teacher, social activist, and peacemaker who founded the Prison Mindfulness Institute and the National Prison Hospice Association while serving a 14-year sentence for drug smuggling. A senior meditation and Dharma teacher, he is the author of Dharma In Helland Radical Responsibility.

Respondents

David Culp is a Dharma Teacher at the Indianapolis Zen Center, which is part of the Kwan Um School of Zen, a Korea-based lineage of Buddhism.   He has been practicing for approximately 18 years.  For the past 3 years, he has been leading a Buddhist group at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

Ven. Lobzang Dorje (a.k.a. Dr. Leon E. Pettiway) is an ordained monk in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Author of Honey, Honey, Miss Thang: Being Black, Gay, and on the Streets and Workin' It: Women Living through Drugs and Crime, he is Professor Emeritus in Criminal Justice at Indiana University.

This event is free and open to the public, no tickets required. 

The Butler University Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs is a program of the Center for Faith and Vocation promoting understanding of interfaith and intercultural relations through the discussion of religious issues in global perspectives.