START IN LOVING SPEECH…
I know that you suffer greatly.
I have not understood enough of your difficulties and suffering.
It’s not my intention to make you suffer more.
It is the opposite.
So, please tell me about your suffering, your difficulties.
I am eager to learn, to understand.
MANTRAS FOR LIVING MINDFULLY IN RELATIONSHIPS
1- Darling, I am here for you.(offer your presence)
2- Darling, I know you are there (recognize the presence of the other)
3- Darling, I know you suffer that is why I am here for you (acknowledge the suffering, and offer presence)
4- Darling, I suffer. I am doing my best to practice, please help me.
An overcrowded, violent maximum-security prison, the end of the line in Alabama’s prison 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 live over 1,500 prisoners, many of whom will never again know life in the outside world. But for some of these men, a spark is ignited when it becomes the first maximum-security prison in North America to hold an extended Vipassana retreat, an emotionally and physically demanding program of silent meditation lasting ten days and requiring 100 hours of meditation.
The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic tale of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of the prison inmates at Donaldson Correctional Facility as they enter into this arduous and intensive program. This film has the power to dismantle stereotypes about men behind prison bars.