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Winston-Salem NC USA
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Laura C Frazier, M.A., M.Div., will present the film “The Dhamma Brothers” for the Fourth Friday Community Event at the Yoga Gallery, at 7:30 p.m. March 22. “The Dhamma Brothers,” written, produced and directed by Jenny Phillips, tells a dramatic story of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents a group of prisoners as they enter into the arduous Vipassana Meditation program. It will challenge assumptions about the very nature of prisons as places of punishment rather than rehabilitation. After the Vipassana retreat, the men tell their tales of pain and self-discovery. The spiritual warriors of Donaldson Correctional Facility discuss their collective experiences and vow to try to maintain their nascent sense of solidarity. In the nameless, faceless anonymity of prison life, where daily life is organized around social control and punishment, Vipassana has offered an alternative social identity based on brotherhood and spiritual development. The stories of the men at Donaldson Correctional Facility are those of the unseen, unheard and underserved. This film shines a light on society's outcasts and untouchables as we witness them on their Odyssean journey into their misery to emerge with a sense of peace and purpose. A local artist, Frazier uses meditative practices to awaken and focus her creativity. “Since 1986 I have experimented with various meditation practices including but not limited to Christian lectio divina and contemplation, Buddhist mindfulness and insight meditation; relaxation, and transcendental meditation. The meditation practices that have contributed to my own internal atmosphere of wellbeing, balance, clarity, freedom, confidence and wisdom are the ones I’ve learned from Buddhist practitioners. The underpinning of what I practice is mindfulness and insight (Vipassana) meditation.” Suggested donation: $10. Contact: Lynn Felder Yoga Gallery 633 N. Trade St. 336-655-7047 Dhamma Brothers Fourth Friday Community Event

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