Film Screening: 'Doing Time, Doing Vipasana' Presented by Hawaii Vipassana

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Film Screening: 'Doing Time, Doing Vipasana' Presented by Hawaii Vipassana
Time: 
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
EMAX

Movie Description:

This is the story of an ancient meditation technique named Vipassana, which shows people how to take control of their lives and channel them toward their own good.It is the story of a strong woman named Kiran Bedi, the former Inspector General of Prisons in New Delhi, who strove to transform the notorious Tihar Prison and turn it into an oasis of peace. But most of all it is the story of prison inmates who underwent profound change, and who realized that incarceration is not the end but possibly a fresh start toward an improved and more positive life. These people have shown that reform can work if it is self-reform. Their success has been so dramatic that recently the Indian Government decided to apply Vipassana in all the country's prisons. Other countries are becoming interested as well. The filmmakers spent about two weeks inside Tihar Central Prison in New Delhi and Baroda Jail in the Indian state of Gujarat. They interviewed inmates and jail officials, and filmed in places rarely accessible to film crews, whether Indian or foreign.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doing_Time,_Doing_Vipassana

What is Vipassana?


Vipassana is one of India's most ancient meditation techniques. It is the process of self-purification by self-observation. One begins by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind. Then, with a sharpened awareness, one proceeds to observe the changing nature of body and mind and experiences the universal truths of impermanence, suffering and egolessness. This truth-realization by direct experience results in mental purification.

The technique is a universal remedy for universal problems and has nothing to do with any organized religion or sectarianism. It can be freely practiced by anyone without conflict due to race, community or religion, and will prove equally beneficial to one and all. You can find out more about the technique by visiting the international website http://www.dhamma.org/ .

Hawaii Vipassana

Hawaii Vipassana is a group of people who put on meditation courses  and is associated with numerous centers worldwide dedicated to the teaching of Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.
http://www.hi.us.dhamma.org/
info@hi.us.dhamma.org
803-965-0282

Location: Kalani EMAX
Admission: Free. Donations greatly appreciated.