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Free Movie Night - Dhamma Brothers

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Who
Co-directed by A. Stein, A. Kukura, J. Phillips 
What
Movie screening 
Where
Tibet House US gallery 
When
Thursday, December 13, 2012 At 07:00 PM  
How
Free admission 
Details
Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7PM 

About the Event

dhamma brothers

As co-directed by Anne Marie Stein, Andrew Kukura, and Massachusetts-based psychologist-cum-anthropologist Jenny Phillips, the documentary The Dhamma Brothers relays one of the most astounding recent tales of social evolution in contemporary America.

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.

 


 

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