Why am I in administrative segregation

Ashly Steven "Christian world traveler"

September 28, 2017 At present I choose to be – let me explain. For the first 9 years of my incarceration I was locked up and locked down several times. Dirty urine tests, attempted escape, drugs, cigarettes and every assault on staff a few times. I did not adjust well to prison life. At that time I was at Cummins …

Kindfulness is in truth a beginning

Ashly Steven "Christian world traveler"

October 11, 2016 Doug, I hope everyone will someday see as I have that kindfulness is in truth a beginning. It is a beginning to healing, learning, repair and release. I hope by sharing the truth about kindfulness it’s branches can reach to all practicing Buddhist and will, in fact, begin to repair this world in which we live. We …

My ego was wounded

Ashly Steven "Christian world traveler"

November 4, 2017 I have let my wandering mind “monkey mind” get the best of me. I felt my practice was rocking along really well, I was learning more & more each day and I felt I was making progress in my practice. Then along came Kinney and I reached out to help him. I felt really good about being …

The transmission of mindful kindness

Ashly Steven "Christian world traveler"

September 21, 2017 I want to discuss the guy Kenny whom I sent home with the How Love Wins book. While he was next door to me we discussed many things. I shared meditation practice, sitting, walking even laying as I have learned so far. I first shared my book called “Mindfulness” which helped me in the beginning with regard …

Steven – Topics that can kill

Ashly Steven "Christian world traveler"

May 16, 2017 Over the years I have found there are two topics that are VERY sensitive topics that can lead to stabbings and killings, one is religion the other is politics. So I am careful to whom I approach and carry on discussion of this nature with. I do try to share my practice with all who ask and …

Steven – First year anniversary

Ashly Steven "Christian world traveler"

“I have been in my practice for over a year now and boy have I seen some good progress. I guess the best thing of all is I used the tools I have learned from you and my practice and I have not smoked a cigarette in over a year!! 🙂 !! The urge and desire for a cigarette is …

Steven Pinder: The Christian Traveler

Ashly Steven "Christian world traveler"

Roy Tester introduced Steven Pinder to Buddhism and to our mindfulness and kindness partnership. Steven, who served in the military and spent time in Germany, traveled throughout Europe. None of the other men I write had been overseas. He wrote: “I do Christian Study in the Bible and then in the afternoon, I do meditation and Buddhist scripture study. I …