Friday, November 13, 2009
Buddhism in Texas prisons
One usually thinks of prison ministries as a Christian or perhaps an Islamic calling, but according to an informative article by Zen Zheng in the Houston Chronicle ("Cultivating her faith," Nov. 12) "Buddhist volunteers work in eight of 113 state prisons." Buddhist prison ministries are spearheaded by Myokei Caine-Barrett, a Texan who was introduced to Buddhism in El Paso and Houston. She has performed weekly services at TDCJ facilities since becoming ordained in 2007.