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Prison Correspondence

Many prison inmates write to San Francisco Zen Center seeking support in beginning or maintaining their Buddhist studies and practice. We offer free Buddhist literature and find pen-pals for inmates interested in regular correspondence about Buddhist practice.

Volunteers need not be experts; anyone actively engaged in Buddhist practice with a willingness to share their thoughts and experiences is an excellent candidate. It's a great way to support and reach out to our dharma brothers and sisters in prison.

You may receive mail from prisoners at the San Francisco Zen Center. If you are interested, please contact Jeffrey Schneider, our Prison Correspondence Coordinator, by email or phone 415.354.0379.