Letters from the Dhamma Brothers: Meditation Behind Bars

Letters from the Dhamma Brothers: Meditation Behind Bars

by Jenny Phillips, Robert Coles Jenny Phillips
ISBN-10:
1928706312
ISBN-13:
9781928706311
Pub. Date:
09/01/2008
Publisher:
Pariyatti Publishing
ISBN-10:
1928706312
ISBN-13:
9781928706311
Pub. Date:
09/01/2008
Publisher:
Pariyatti Publishing
Letters from the Dhamma Brothers: Meditation Behind Bars

Letters from the Dhamma Brothers: Meditation Behind Bars

by Jenny Phillips, Robert Coles Jenny Phillips
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Through intimate letters, interviews, and stories, this narrative reveals the impact that a life-changing retreat had on a group of inmates at the highest level maximum-security state prison in Alabama. The 38 participants in the first-ever intensive, silent 10-day program inside the walls of a corrections facility—many serving life sentences without parole—detail the range of their experiences, the depth of their understanding of the Buddha’s teachings gained by direct experience, and their setbacks and successes. During the Vipassana meditation program, they face the past and their miseries and emerge with a sense of peace and purpose. This compelling story shows the capacity for commitment, self-examination, renewal, and hope within a dismal penal system and a wider culture that demonizes prisoners.  


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ISBN-13: 9781928706311
Publisher: Pariyatti Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Jenny Philips is a cultural anthropologist, a writer, and a practicing psychotherapist who teaches emotional literacy skills to inmates in both county and state prisons for the Lionheart Foundation. Her article, "Culture of Manhood in Prison," was published in the American Psychological Association Journal. Robert Coles is a child psychiatrist, a professor at Harvard University, and the author of more than 75 books. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction for his Children of Crisis series, a MacArthur Award, the National Humanities Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. They both live in Concord, Massachusetts.

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