Meditation is an inseparable part of the prisoners’ therapeutic process. It enables connection to the inner self, practicing inner listening and listening to others. We see that prisoners who take meditation practice seriously and connect to the contents conveyed in the workshops show some behavioral change, listen more to themselves and to others.”
An education officer from a prison in northern Israel relates:
“Meditation groups teach the prisoner a language through which he can achieve alertness and observe many topics that occupy him and occur in his life.
A prison who chooses meditation as a way of life and who practices can receive a great deal from this and it will obviously have an effect on how hedeals with the prison term and help with his rehabilitation.
Prisoners told us that meditation is the only “sport” that helps them feel comfortable with their body, a key to self-understanding and to understanding the surrounding world. They say that meditation helped them achieve peace, inner quiet, and concentration.