Archive for June 10th, 2008

This is somewhat unrelated to yoga- but then again, it all comes back to the mat, no? I saw a trailer for this documentary – The Dhamma Brothers, East Meets West in the Deep South – while I was in Newton, Mass and I haven’t gotten it out of my head. Here’s the description as it appears on http://www.movies.nytimes.com:

“East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison–the end of the line in Alabama’s correctional system–is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. Behind high security towers and a double row of barbed wire and electrical fence dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. But for some of these men, a spark is ignited when Donaldson Correction Facility becomes the first maximum-security prison in North America to hold an extended Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and physically demanding course of silent meditation lasting ten days. ~ Baseline StudioSystems”

Really intriguing yet I still haven’t had the opportunity to see it. If any of you out there has, please let us know what you think! For more information or to watch the trailer visit the official website: http://www.dhammabrothers.com/. Does anyone know where it’s playing in New York? I will try and find out and post more info soon!

Rotten Tomatoes: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dhamma_brothers/


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