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.


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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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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.
Metta
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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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.
Diamonds are made under pressure.


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