For thirty-one years Kenny Johnson’s most fervent desire was to hear his name “ringing in the streets” as a hustler, thief, and pimp. Running parallel with that desire was a persistent seed of spiritual longing that would not leave him alone. In 1995, while still behind prison walls, Kenny experienced a spiritual awakening so profound that it transformed not only his prior conditioning as a criminal but his very field of consciousness.
In the vast stillness that overwhelmed his mind and heart, he witnessed with intimate clarity the bondage the entire human experience is subject to and exactly where eternal freedom can be found. Kenny is currently the founder of “This Sacred Space,” a non-profit organization that facilitates meditation and self-inquiry groups both in and out of prisons.