Buddhism Is Fastest-Growing Religion In English Jails Over Past Decade

August 5, 2009

Author: Martin Beckford

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Telegraph


Although adherents to the Eastern faith believe in peace and the sanctity of life, almost all of the Buddhists behind bars in this country are serving lengthy sentences for serious crimes such as violence and sex offences.

Some jails and secure hospitals including Broadmoor have opened shrines known as Buddha Groves in their grounds, and there is a nationwide network of chaplains to cater for the growing population.