Sweeping Heart Zen was participating in the Essex County Corrections Facility Meditation Ministry (ECCFMM) along with volunteers from Ascension Episcopal Church in Ipswich, All Saints Episcopal Church in Danvers, and the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport.
Beginning in March 2017, ECCFMM volunteers began offering meditation instruction and guided meditations to inmates at the Essex County Corrections Facility in Middleton, Massachusetts.
Beginning on September 29th, 2017, a number of Sweeping Heart Zen sangha members will be take the Alternatives to Violence two-day workshops offered by Alternatives to Violence, Massachusetts. We are looking forward to exploring how we can use the training from the AVP workshops in prison and/or community work. Stay tuned.