This Saturday marked the christening of a brand new aspect of the Peace Education Program here in San Antonio, Texas. The new program is an extension of the Inner Peace Class offered at the Dominguez State Jail during the last five years. This brand new program developed in response to the desires of inmates, who have requested a way to continue participating in the Inner Peace Class after their release from incarceration.
“His message and tone conveyed a blend of hope, encouragement, guidance, strength, and love and appeared to make everyone there feel like they were the most important human beings on earth. He defined freedom in terms that were unrelated to physical walls or restrictions and explained how many very seemingly successful people were even more constrained than the inmates themselves. He encouraged everyone to stand on their own two feet and to exercise their own hearts, saying it is easy to develop the muscles in the arm, but to exercise the muscles of the heart takes the real strength. He challenged all of us to develop the capacity to love, to shine, and to fulfill our human potential, and then added with emphasis, never to return to this place.” Injmate John Snyder writes about Prem Rawat’s speech at Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio, Texas.
“Even those who are being punished and imprisoned, left to feel shut down and hopeless, can feel their hearts again, so free and trustworthy. There is such gratitude for being able to hear this message of peace. Even those who can hardly write make the effort to send their thanks and appreciation to Prem Rawat in carefully written messages that we send to him.” Marcela Isaurralde, Peace Education Program Volunteer
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