Letters from The Dhamma Brothers

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by Jenny Phillips

This collection is a companion to The Dhamma Brothers movie, and illuminates the courageous journeys of the men who participated in that film and in the Vipassana courses at Alabama’s Donaldson Prison.

 

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This collection is a companion to The Dhamma Brothers movie, and illuminates the courageous journeys of the men who participated in that film and in the Vipassana courses at Alabama’s Donaldson Prison.

When the first ten-day Vipassana meditation course came to a close at Donaldson in 2002, twenty men were faced with the possibility of a new chapter in their lives. Many have life sentences and most have been deeply acculturated to the life of violence and abuse that is all too common in prisons. In letters written during a four-year period after this course, 15 inmate-meditators offer direct and intimate access to their thoughts, struggles, dreams and triumphs after taking part in this intensive, voluntary program. Corrections officers, wardens, judges and others ask: “Can this program really reform such hardened inmates? Will the changes last?” These letters will help you decide for yourself if their transformations are real or not.

The Dhamma Brothers, a documentary film about the program at Donaldson, was released in April 2008 and shown at numerous theatres and film festivals around the world.

‘The stories…offer the hope for renewal and rehabilitation within a dismal and punishment-oriented correctional system. It gives one hope in the human race.’ – Sister Helen Prejean, author Dead Man Walking. 

Pariyatti Publishing

Paperback; 240pp

ISBN: 978-1-9287-0631-1

 

Additional information

Weight 0.403 kg
Dimensions 10 x 2 x 15 cm