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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009
The Dhamma Brothers (video presentation)
by Yong Peng (ypong001(a)yahoo.com) [AUS:IP logged]

This thread is dedicated to screening of the prison documentary, The Dhamma Brothers. If you are interested in purchasing the video or the book based on the film, please check out this site:


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from Yong Peng on Sunday, April 04, 2010 01:24:01UTC [AUS]

Date: April 7, 2010 - 6:30pm
Presented by: Ontario Vipassana Centre
Cost: free


Toronto Public Library - Runnymede Branch
2178 Bloor St. West, 2 blocks East of Runnymede Subway Station
Toronto, ON, M6S 1M8

from Yong Peng on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 12:21:11UTC [AUS]

Ontario Vipassana Foundation presents The Dhamma Brothers (2008), a documentary about Vipassana meditation program in a maximum-security prison in Alabama.

Wednesday, March 3. The show starts at 6:30pm.

Free admission. The Runnymede branch of the Toronto Public Library, 2178 Bloor St. West.

Call 416-461-9949 or visit ww.torana.dhamma.org

from Yong Peng on Saturday, January 23, 2010 02:25:07UTC [AUS]

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

ONTARIO VIPASSANA FOUNDATION presents The Dhamma Brothers (2008), a documentary about Vipassana meditation program in a maximum-security prison in Alabama. This is a free presentation, starting at 6:30 p.m. Runnymede Public Library, 2178 Bloor St. W. Call 416-461-9949 or visit www.torana.dhamma.org

from Yong Peng on Sunday, March 22, 2009 00:00:21UTC [AUS]

Treatment Director Dr. Ron Cavanaugh, Warden Stephen Bullard, and corrections officers Reynaldo Harris and Mitchell Ethridge, and security personnel Lt. Glenn Martin and Sgt. Joel Gilbert are interviewed in this fascinating and informative documentary that focuses on several inmates, including Rick Smith, Benjamin Oryang, Grady Bankhead, and Edward Johnson, at the Donaldson Correctional Facility in Tessemer, Al, who participated an experimental Buddhist meditation program called Vipassana Meditation.

March 25-29 at the Parkway Theater as part of the Beyond Borders Film Festival

from Yong Peng on Sunday, March 08, 2009 06:06:11UTC [AUS]

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and UW-Madison will co-sponsor free screenings of the documentary "The Dhamma Brothers" on March 25 and 26.

The film follows inmates at a maximum-security prison in Alabama as they undergo 10 days of intensive training in Vipassana meditation, a technique that traces its roots to Buddhist teachings on meditation.

Preliminary studies suggest the practice, which is taught in prisons around the world, positively affects inmates' emotional and mental health and behavior. A researcher with UWM's Helen Bader School of Social Welfare is interested in replicating the project in Wisconsin.

Screenings are at 7 p.m. March 25 at the UWM Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., and March 26 at UW-Madison's Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison.

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