We are all Returning Citizens, Caroline welcomes Susan Shannon, prison ministry, Restorative Justice, most recently, Buddhist Chaplain to the men in San Quentin State Prison and Death Row.
And we welcome, one of her former mentorees, Fateen Lateef Jackson, whose wedding to Monique, she presided over, after Fateen’s release from San Quentin…
Fateen Lateef Jackson is a peacemaker, change agent and spoken word artist from Long Beach, California. In 2016 he gave a TEDx talk at San Quentin State Prison called the Apologetic Salute, dedicated to people who have suffered violence at the hands of another person. Fateen has mentored hundreds of incarcerated men through the journey of their inner transformation through the renowned GRIP program, an acronym for Guiding Rage Into Power. He currently resides in the Bay Area with his wife Monique.
They both work tirelessly for the spread of inner and outer peace in all their communities, through utilizing the tools and skills of Emotional Intelligence and Restorative Justice.
Healing inside prison | Jacques Verduin and Fateen Jackson | TEDxSanQuentin: https://youtu.be/iGlvDfiwEdA
(Fateen’s contribution starts at 6:08)
Susan Shannon, M. Div., BCC is a seeker, teacher, earth and animal steward, devotee of the heart. She has worked in the fields of Emotional Literacy and Restorative Justice for over 20 years, incorporating over 45 years of Buddhist practice and study from the Tibetan tradition, having been blessed to have studied under many of Tibet’s greatest scholars of these times. She’s worked with various diverse populations all her life including inmates, Tibetan refugees, the homeless, the differently-abled, at-risk youth, and most recently, Buddhist Chaplain to the men in San Quentin State Prison and Death Row. She currently teaches about spiritual care and chaplaincy through the Pacific Institute, as well as classes on Tibetan Buddhism through Sukhasiddhi Foundation, The Chaplaincy Institute of Interfaith Studies and various other Dharma Centers. Susan is the founder of the Buddhist Prison Ministry, providing correspondence classes to prison populations. She resides in the San Juan Islands where she writes, provides spiritual coaching and cares for the sacred ground she shares with many sentient beings!
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