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

General discussion of issues related to Theravada Meditation, e.g. meditation postures, developing a regular sitting practice, skillfully relating to difficulties and hindrances, etc.
User avatar
Ben
Site Admin
Posts: 16352
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 1001
Location: Land of the sleeping gods
Contact:

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.


Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR
Buddhist Life Stories of Australia
e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com

SarathW
Posts: 2746
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:49 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 1006

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.
Metta

Digity
Posts: 673
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:13 am
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 1006

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.
Samsara sucks. #samvega


Return to “Theravada Meditation”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests