Question: Correctional facilities have asked us repeatedly to teach integral upbringing, but we have not been able to get ourselves to go there.
Answer: Integral education in prisons and correctional facilities is a lengthy process. Gradually, you need to become part of a group with the prisoners and talk to the them about life in a way they can understand; this is not easy.
But on the other hand, they have a special susceptibility towards this. A person who ends up in prison begins to think about the meaning of existence.
Some of the people develop a defensive reaction and, on the contrary, they do not wish to think about anything at all. Other people either become depressed or begin to philosophize. Someone else becomes interested in mysticism or religion because people want to make their life a bit easier, they want to protect themselves from the harsh reality. But also, there are those who ask themselves about the meaning of life.
And you need to find the right approach to all of them.
Our friends have had great success working with prisoners in American correctional facilities and prisons. I have a huge pile of thank you letters from the prisoners as well as from the prison authorities.
From Kab TV’s “Through Time,” 9/25/13