Living from the Ground of Being
Inner Refuge, in Prison and Out
May 7, 2020

Jennifer Toon PortraitIn the next Freedom Inside newsletter, we are sharing this beautiful article written by Jennifer Toon: I was in prison for two decades – here's what I learned about isolation. It was recently published in the Guardian.

As an ex-prisoner, she offers her powerful insights on discovering the "inner refuge" both in prison and in the midst of Coronavirus. It has always been true, but especially in this time, prisoners can offer us their insights and wisdom from a very different lived experience.

Gangaji's course for prisoners, Freedom Inside,  now has over 350 participants and we continue to reach out to include more. We know Coronavirus is especially difficult for those living behind bars. We hope to share more of their realizations and insights.

Learn More about Freedom Inside.

Read Correspondence with Prisoners.


“This is your resting place, your watering hole. Find what supports you, what includes you, and drink it in. Be nourished. Be enlivened. And when you feel thirsty again, drink some more.” —Gangaji

In Your Own Words
for the love of peace

The Gangaji Foundation serves the truth of universal consciousness and the potential for the recognition of peace inherent in the core of all being. Download For the Love of Peace

From a Prison program volunteer

"I have found writing these letters to a prisoner to be a most intimate and deepening act of love towards myself, as well as a way of appreciating and acknowledging our shared human beingness." Learn more about our Prison Program.

How Many prisons do we Serve in the US?

You might be surprised by how many prisoners, website visitors, podcast listeners, and more have participated in this global community. See the Maps.

would you like to volunteer?

"I can't imaging a better way to serve. It is such a privilege. I feel that I am standing behind Gangaji, putting my resources into her use of her words." Get Started