Public Screening of The Dhamma Brothers

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An overcrowded maximum-security prison is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program.

The Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network (along with All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Russellville, Arkansas) is hosting an Interfaith Film Series this spring that is open to the public. Our first film in the series is The Dhamma Brothers. Join us for the movie, popcorn, and a discussion following the film. Admission is free.

When: Sunday, January 27th, from 6 to 8pm

Where: All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 501 South Phoenix Avenue, Russellville, Arkansas

Questions: Contact Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network at greaterarkansasinterfaith@gmail.com or Teri Daily at revteridaily@gmail.com.

Here’s a description of the film…

Behind the high security towers and double row of barbed wire and electrical fence at Donaldson Correction Facility dwells a host of convicts who will never see the light of day. 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 course of silent meditation lasting ten days.

The Dhamma Brothers tells a dramatic tale of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of the prison inmates who enter into this arduous and intensive program. This film, with the power to dismantle stereotypes about men behind prison bars also, in the words of Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking), “gives you hope for the human race.”

(From The Dhamma Brothers website.)