This moving book provides an inside-view of life in prison, and people's remarkable ability to make sense of their lives there as they learn to meditate. Drawing on years of intimate correspondence between prisoners and charity workers of the Prison Phoenix Trust, it traces prisoners' struggles through the harshest of circumstances to find authenticity, friendship and hope. This is not only an empowering guide for those in prison, but a testament to the liberating power of peace, which, in spite of all obstacles, can be unlocked within us all.
Sam Settle is a yoga teacher and meditator, who leads workshops in prisons across the UK and Ireland. Sam has worked for the Prison Phoenix Trust since 2003, and became its Director in 2010.
Foreword - Benjamin Zephaniah. Introduction. Part One - Meditation. 1. What is meditation? 2. How to meditate. 3. The right approach. 4. Distractions. 5. Meditation in day-to-day life. Part Two - Letters. Extra Practices. End note. Prison terms explained. About the Prison Phoenix Trust.