The only way out is in - Jenny Phillips: The Dhamma Brothers

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The only way out is in - Jenny Phillips: The Dhamma Brothers

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:25 am

This 13 minute video features a talk by psychotherapist Jenny Phillips. It describes how Vipassana meditation helped prisoners who took part in a 10-Day course at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Alabama, USA, to emerge with a renewed self-image and a greater sense of personal responsibility.


"Only those who take to meditation with good intentions can be assured of success. With the development of the purity and the power of the mind backed by the insight into the ultimate truth of nature, one might be able to do a lot of things in the right direction for the benefit of mankind."

Sayagyi U Ba Khin


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Re: The only way out is in - Jenny Phillips: The Dhamma Brot

Postby SarathW » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:16 am

Hi Ben
Great video. I commend the courage of those organizers.
I hope this message will be passed on to the prisoners of the world.
Those who are thinking that they are living outside a prison.
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Re: The only way out is in - Jenny Phillips: The Dhamma Brot

Postby Digity » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:02 am

I saw that documentary...it was pretty cool to see the transformation in some of the prisoners.
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