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Interview with Michael Carey and Kinloch C Walpole Part 1
Submitted by Brian on Wed, 4/27/2011, 11:44pm
This week, IDP Prison Project Coordinator Michael Carey interviews Kinloch C Walpole Abbot of the Gateless Gate Zen Center in Gainesville Florida. They discuss Kinloch's involvement with the prison population including his work faciliting meditation while inside prison as well as facilitating reentry after prison. Michael also speaks with members of Abbot Walpole's program about their experiences inside and out of prison. This is the first of a two part interview.
Michael Carey is the coordinator for the IDP's Prison Project. He is the director of the College Initiative, a non-profit reentry education organization that supports formerly incarcerated peopl in their pursuit of higher education.
Kinloch C. Walpole is the abbot of the Gateless Gate Zen Center in Gainesville, Florida. Trained in Zen under the instruction of Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton), he is the dharma heir of Zen Master Seung Sahn. Abbot Walpole lives at the Center year round and is very active in its day-to-day activities, making him highly accessible to students. He has developed a distinctive program of study that embraces every aspect of daily life.
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Interview with Michael Carey and KC Wapole Part 1