San Quentin Zen
Volunteer Resources
If you are interested in sitting with the Buddhadharma Sangha, please fill out this application form and email it, along with a picture, to sqsangha at gmail.com. Volunteers should have an established Buddhist meditation practice, some experience sitting with Buddhist groups, and a sensitivity to the issues of prison chaplaincy. One of the program coordinators will interview and orient prospective volunteers.
               Buddhadharma Sangha, 2001
Seido Lee deBarros, Founding Teacher
at the East Gate of San Quentin State Prison
SQ Zen Application Form (doc) SQ Zen Application Form (doc) Contact - sqsangha gmail.com Vital Documents for Volunteers
Note: The following materials can give you a sense of the standards we observe in the prison.  Some details do not apply to volunteers on gate clearances.  A group coordinator will discuss these guidelines in detail with new volunteers.
Important Note Regarding Contact with Parolees or Transferred Inmates Important Note Regarding Contact with Parolees or Transferred Inmates Basic SQSP Guidelines Basic SQSP Guidelines An Important Article on “Overfamiliarity” An Important Article on “Overfamiliarity”
             Buddhadharma Sangha, 2012
UPDATE (8/2015):   Due to high interest in our program, most new applicants will be put on a waiting list.