East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison-the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system-is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient ...
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Samadhi Part 1 is the first installment in a series of films exploring Samadhi, an ancient Sanskrit word which points toward the mystical or transcendent union that is at the root of all spirituality and self inquiry.
This is the story of an ancient meditation technique named Vipassana, which shows people how to take control of their lives and channel them toward their own good.It is the story of a ... See full summary »
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East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison-the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system-is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. Behind high security towers and a double row of barbed wire and electrical fence dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. But for some of these men, a spark is ignited when it becomes the first maximum-security prison in North America to hold an extended Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and physically demanding course of silent meditation lasting ten days. The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic tale of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of the prison inmates at Donaldson Correction Facility who enter into this arduous and intensive program.Written by
This is so beautiful and inspiring! An American version of an earlier film, "Doing Time, Doing Vipassana", which takes place in an Indian prison. We are all criminals, whether we are incarcerated or not. We have all done things we regret and have to live with. Vipassana meditation shows a way out towards freedom. How utterly courageous, to do this difficult work when you know you will never be released from prison alive! Can those of us who are free cherish our freedom and use it towards good? Throughout the film, the skeptics wonder "will it last?" "Will these people really change? Is real change possible?" But they have not done the course! In the Indian prison, the prison staff took the course before the inmates.
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