Letters from the Dhamma Brothers

Meditation Behind Bars
by Jenny Phillips

Letters and interviews from inmates tell their stories of change since participating in a ten-day Vipassana meditation course behind bars in an Alabama maximum security prison. $16.95

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When the first ten-day Vipassana meditation course came to a close at Alabama's Donaldson Prison, 20 maximum security prisoners had the possibility of a new chapter in their lives. Many have life sentences and most have been deeply acculturated during years of incarceration to the life of violence and abuse that is common in prisons.

In Letters from the Dhamma Brothers we gain direct and intimate access to the thoughts, struggles, dreams and triumphs of these inmates during the four years following their participation in the rigorous meditation course, by reading their letters and interviews with author Jenny Phillips.

The 200-plus page book includes photographs of the participants and the prison gymnasium transformed into a meditation course site.

Visit www.dhammabrothers.com to learn about The Dhamma Brothers, an award-winning documentary film about this program. .

"The stories of the Dhamma Brothers ring with the truth and power of their experiences, and offer the hope for renewal and rehabilitation. . ." -- Sister Helen Prejean, author, Dead Man Walking