Tuesday, May 13, 2008

"The Dhamma Brothers":
Documentary Explores Enlightment, Behind Bars

--film + television + print--

In 2002 a remarkable experiment transpired behind the cold cement walls of the Donaldson Correctional Facility just outside Birmingham Alabama - two meditation teachers Bruce Stewart and Jonathan Crowley lead a 10-day silent meditation course for a group of 36 prisoners. The experiment, and its utterly remarkable results in both inmates and the community, were all caught on tape by Jenny Phillips, a cultural anthropologist and psychotherapist, and will be released (by Balcony Releasing 04/08) as a extraordinary documentary titled "The Dhamma Brothers."

The film premiered May 9, 2008 in Los Angeles and Seattle, and will be opening in limited release in theaters nationwide. For more information on Dhamma Brothers - go to their SITE

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