Monday, March 9, 2015

Dhamma Brothers

This weekend I watched a documentary on Vipassana meditation, the ten day part of my trip that will be spent in silence and extensive meditation.  The documentary was called Dhamma Brothers, and followed a group of prisoners in a maximum security prison in Alabama that went through a vigorous Vipassana program.  Seeing the struggle the men went through during the silence and contemplation makes me wonder if I am mentally strong enough to go through Vipassana.  Though the struggle is intimidating, the outcome looks hugely successful.  Seeing hardened criminals become introspective, calm people makes me hopeful that my own meditation will be a meaningful and lasting part of my life.

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