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.


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


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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.
Samsara sucks.
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