Project Clear Light » Goals


Institutional Goals

  • To meet the spiritual needs of offenders interested in contemplative practice
  • To reduce security concerns and infractions within the unit
  • To provide an in-depth rehabilitative experience that will allow offenders to better cope with the prison environment, and to successfully reintegrate into the social community upon release
  • To reduce the social and institutional costs of crime and recidivism

Goals for Offenders

  • To awaken greater awareness and understanding of innate virtue and conditioned mental habits
  • To provide an in-depth experience of contemplative practice in fostering personal and spiritual growth
  • To foster growth-based fellowship among offenders, staff, family members, and volunteers
  • To involve family and community members in the transformational process that will allow a broad based support for the successful reintegration of the offender into the social community