The Dhamma Brothers


Part of our “Buddhist Wisdom” program.

Director: Jenny Phillips
Country: U.S. (2008)
Language: English
Running Time: 69 minutes
Screening: Friday, March 27, 2009, 9:00 p.m.

An overcrowded maximum-security prison is the end of the line in Alabama’s correctional system. But some of the men there are changed forever by the influence of the ancient meditation discipline of Vipassana. Jenny Phillip’s documentary follows the transformation of 36 prison inmates who enter the arduous and intensive program, finding freedom despite their extreme confinement.

See a preview of The Dhamma Brothers.
Read about The Dhamma Brothers in the New York Times.