On KC Walpole’s recent visit to Rhode Island and the PDN offices, he spoke with Fleet Maull about the situation of women in prison.
K.C. Walpole has been tirelessy bringing the transformative power of mindfulness practices into prisons throughout the state of Florida for more than 20 years. He is one of our most active Prison Dharma colleagues in the nation. He currently delivers mindfulness-based programs 5 days a week in a women’s prison in Florida and runs a Zen monastery that accepts released prisoners as residents.
K.C. made a 11,000 mile motorcycle oddysey all across the U.S. raising awareness about Women & Children in our Jails and Prisons and what we can do about it. He has logged 8,500 miles doing his presentations about the plight of Women and Children in our Jails and Prisons in churches and community centers all across the country and has about 2,500 miles to go.
Acharya Fleet Maull is a senior Dharma teacher in both the Shambhala Buddhist and Zen Peacemaker traditions. He founded Prison Dharma Network, National Prison Hospice Association and the Naropa University Center for Contemplative End of Life Care and co-founded the Peacemaker Institute and the Upaya Institute Chaplaincy Training Program. Fleet leads meditation retreats, prison programs, leadership trainings, and bearing witness and street retreats throughout the world.