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“Gangaji’s wisdom brings out the deepest, most heartfelt insights. I can relate, in that though a caged man, it does not limit who I am internally. I choose to be free internally.” —Keith, Soledad Prison, CA
Established in 1994, the Gangaji Foundation Prison Program offers programs that support men and women living behind bars in furthering their spiritual inquiry. Regardless of anyone's personal circumstance, it is possible to discover the peace and freedom that is alive within all of us.
Discovering freedom inside is the first step in ending the internal wars that can drive our minds, emotions, and unnecessary personal suffering. When we know who we are at the core, we can take real responsibility for our own happiness and our own choices.
The GF Prison Program's earliest beginnings took place in 1994, when Gangaji held her first meeting with prisoners in Colorado's FCI Englewood. Kenny Johnson, who would author The Last Hustle years later, was present at that meeting.
Freedom Inside: A Course in Self-Inquiry is a course by mail designed especially for prisoners. Participants in the program receive the Freedom Inside workbooks and an on-going monthly newsletter. Each newsletter includes with new articles from Gangaji, worksheets for inquiry, and shares reports and letters of fellow prisoners. Learn More
Freedom Inside: A Course in Self-Inquiry is a course by mail designed especially for prisoners. Participants in the program receive the Freedom Inside workbooks and an on-going monthly newsletter. Each newsletter includes with new articles from Gangaji, worksheets for inquiry, and shares reports and letters of fellow prisoners.
“The jewel that is the core of your being is alive within you in this very moment, untouched by all that has come to pass.”
The Correspondence Program pairs prisoners with volunteers to share their realizations and discoveries through letter writing. Writing letters is a powerful medium and offers everyone a profound opportunity to be in community, to share insights, and to deepen in their spiritual inquiry. Interested in becoming a volunteer correspondent?
The Gangaji Foundation provides books, videos, and audios to prisoners and prison libraries free-of-charge. If you know someone in prison who would like to receive a book, audio, or video, please ask them to write to us directly at Gangaji Foundation Prison Program, PO Box 716, Ashland, OR 97520. If you are a chaplain or resource manager, we also welcome your requests for your prison library.