Welcome to the Ratna Peace Initiative (RPI) website
We offer peace of mind to prison inmates through mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness practices and training. We teach these social educational skills as tools for our family of participants to experience improved quality of life.
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And this place our forefathers made for man!
This is the process of our love and wisdom,
To each poor brother who offends against us - Most innocent, perhaps -and what if guilty?
Is this the only cure? Merciful God!
Each pore and natural outlet shrivelled up
By Ignorance and parching Poverty,
His energies roll back upon his heart,
And stagnate and corrupt; till changed to poison,
They break out on him, like a loathsome plague-spot;
Then we call in our pampered mountebanks -
And this is their best cure! uncomforted
And friendless solitude, groaning and tears,
And savage faces, at the clanking hour,
Seen through the steam and vapours of his dungeon,
By the lamp's dismal twilgiht! So he lies
Circled with evil, till his very soul
Unmoulds its essence, hopelessly deforme
By sights of ever more deformity!
-from The Dungeon, a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge