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Doing Time Doing Vipassana

A film by Eilona Ariel & Ayelet Menahemi

This is the story of an ancient meditation technique named Vipassana, which shows people how to take control of their lives and channel them toward their own good. It is the story of a strong woman named Kiran Bedi, the former Inspector General of Prisons in New Delhi, who strove to transform the notorious Tihar Prison and turn it into an oasis of peace. But most of all it is the story of prison inmates who underwent profound change, and who realized that incarceration is not the end but possibly a fresh start toward an improved and more positive life. – Winner of the Golden Spire Award at the 1998 San Francisco International Film Festival – Winner of the 1998 NCCD Pass Awards of the American National Council on Crime and Delinquency.’

 

The Buddhist Science of the Mind

A National Geographic film with anthropologist Wade Davis.

This film is about Buddhism. Wade says the film is ‘a search for meaning, not for the next life whatever that may be, but for this life now.’ ¬†He highlights a fundamental question: what does it mean to be human?

“This is the documentary that introduced Buddhism to my life, since I saw it I have stared a profound transformation of my spiritual life, thanks Wade !!” Vimeo reviewer

NB The image quality is not great, but good enough. From 9:39 to 11:00 the film goes black, but the sound continues. From then on it is fine.